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Temelín 2 clear for longer operation

Temelín 2 clear for longer operation

ČEZ of the Czech Republic has been granted a licence to continue operating Temelín 2. The reactor has operated for 20 years and ČEZ hopes for another 40 years of operation at least.

Regulation & Safety 27 May 2022


Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine says that an inspection mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency should not take place until the six-reactor nuclear power plant is no longer under Russian control.

Regulation & Safety 27 May 2022


HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

More than 30 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium has been removed from three Japanese research sites and sent to the USA for downblending or disposal, the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2022


International review 'backs suitability of Czech sites'

International review 'backs suitability of Czech sites'

The preliminary conclusion of an experts' review of the sites for existing and new nuclear power units in Czech Republic is that they were selected correctly, CEZ says.

Regulation & Safety 23 May 2022


EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has asked for international donors to help repair the damage left after Russian forces' control of the Chernobyl area earlier this year.

Regulation & Safety 19 May 2022


Regulator backs Fukushima water discharge plan

Regulator backs Fukushima water discharge plan

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has endorsed Tokyo Electric Power Company's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. It will give its official approval of the plan following a 30-day public comment period.

Regulation & Safety 18 May 2022


French regulator gives update on corrosion issue

French regulator gives update on corrosion issue

Bernard Doroszczuk, President of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, told a parliamentary hearing that the "discovery of unexpected stress corrosion" had led to checks of 35 welds so far, a third of the total to be examined by the end of June.

Regulation & Safety 18 May 2022


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Civaux

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Civaux

EDF has strengthened operational safety at its Civaux nuclear power plant by addressing the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency review which took place in 2019, a follow-up mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 16 May 2022


IAEA’s Grossi still hopes for mission to Zaporizhzhia

IAEA’s Grossi still hopes for mission to Zaporizhzhia

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told a European Parliament hearing that it is a very "fragile situation" and "terribly complicated" but his aim to lead an inspection mission to Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, which is currently occupied by Russian forces, is not yet at a "dead end".

Regulation & Safety 10 May 2022


Regulator explains Chernobyl licences decision

Regulator explains Chernobyl licences decision

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine said the decision to suspend some licences was taken after considering the impact of the damage in the exclusion zone resulting from the Russian military occupation of the area.

Regulation & Safety 06 May 2022