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Ukrainian regulator restores Chernobyl licences

Ukrainian regulator restores Chernobyl licences

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine decision resumes most of the plant's radioactive waste management licences, which were suspended in May following the Russian military occupation of the area.

Regulation & Safety 17 August 2022


In quotes: UN Security Council discusses Zaporizhzhia

In quotes: UN Security Council discusses Zaporizhzhia

The United Nations Security Council has held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation involving the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Here is a round-up of what was said at the meeting, which was called following shelling of the site over the past week.

Regulation & Safety 12 August 2022


G7 demands Russia hand over Zaporizhzhia, Russia calls for UN meeting

G7 demands Russia hand over Zaporizhzhia, Russia calls for UN meeting

Russia has asked for International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to brief an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Meanwhile G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia "hand back full control" of the plant "to its rightful sovereign owner, Ukraine".

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2022


Increased urgency for IAEA mission to Zaporizhzhia following shelling

Increased urgency for IAEA mission to Zaporizhzhia following shelling

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says its staff's presence at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is needed to help stabilise the nuclear safety and security situation.

Regulation & Safety 08 August 2022


ASN extends water-discharge rule changes as heatwave continues

ASN extends water-discharge rule changes as heatwave continues

The French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire has extended temporary modifications to the strict rules regulating the maximum temperature of cooling water released from five nuclear power plants as the country experiences an ongoing heatwave.

Regulation & Safety 08 August 2022


French regulator issues fresh notice for reactor pit measures at Bugey

French regulator issues fresh notice for reactor pit measures at Bugey

The Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire says it follows the discovery of damage to seals fitted at the nuclear power plant following the implementation in the past year of measures it ordered to limit the risks in the event of a serious accident.

Regulation & Safety 04 August 2022


Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal governments of the towns of Futaba and Okuma, which host the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have given their consent for the construction of facilities for the planned discharge of treated water from the damaged plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 03 August 2022


US regulator to issue final certification for NuScale SMR

US regulator to issue final certification for NuScale SMR

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced it will issue the final rule that certifies NuScale's small modular reactor design for use in the USA. The reactor is the first SMR design to be certified by the NRC.

Regulation & Safety 02 August 2022


Bohunice V1 reactors fully dismantled

Bohunice V1 reactors fully dismantled

The two VVER-440 V-230 reactors in Slovakia were decommissioned and disassembled on site, the first time this has happened for reactors of this type, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said.

Regulation & Safety 29 July 2022


Eskom submits safety case to extend Koeberg’s operation

Eskom submits safety case to extend Koeberg’s operation

South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator says it has received the safety case from Eskom in support of its application to extend the operational life of the Koeberg nuclear power plant beyond its current licence term of 40 years.

Regulation & Safety 28 July 2022