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Doel 4 shuts down after worker action

Regulation and Safety

11 August 2014

Belgian nuclear safety regulators think it was probably deliberate action by a worker that caused lubricant to be lost from Doel 4's steam turbine system. The plant shut down automatically.

EDF Energy promotes pro-women strategy at first WiN UK event


24 June 2014

EDF Energy has more than doubled the female proportion of its new intake of graduate engineers to 32% within a year, one of the company’s executives told the first meeting of the newly-formed UK chapter of Women in Nuclear (WiN).

UAE celebrates graduation of first local operators

New Nuclear

20 June 2014

ENEC graduates 48The UAE now has home-grown expertise to oversee the safe operation of its first nuclear power plants, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced.

Unsuitable crane led to Arkansas accident

Regulation and Safety

25 June 2014

Arkansas (Entergy) 77x48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has revealed the cause of a fatal industrial accident that took place during refurbishment work last year at Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One plant. In a letter to the utility, it said that an inappropriate lift assembly had been used.

Taishan simulator ready to go

New Nuclear

20 June 2014

Taishan simulator 48A full scope simulator has been installed at China's Taishan nuclear power plant. It will be used in the training of operators for the country's first two EPR reactors, which are nearing completion.

First reshuffle at Japanese regulator

Regulation and Safety

10 June 2014

Two new commissioners at Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority have been approved by lawmakers as the safety body grows into its role and builds working relationships with industry.