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Regulation & Safety
NRC issues GEH renewed used fuel storage facility licence to 2042

NRC issues GEH renewed used fuel storage facility licence to 2042

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the licence to GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy America for the "possession, transfer and storage of radioactive material" at the Morris Operation Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation in Illinois.

Regulation & Safety 02 December 2022


Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.

Regulation & Safety 30 November 2022


IAEA sees Swedish commitment to nuclear safety

IAEA sees Swedish commitment to nuclear safety

Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and the protection of people and the environment, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission team identified areas for possible improvements.

Regulation & Safety 30 November 2022


Russia rejects claims it plans to leave Zaporizhzhia

Russia rejects claims it plans to leave Zaporizhzhia

The Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov denied Ukrainian suggestions that Russian forces were preparing to withdraw from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 28 November 2022


Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai Electric Power has announced it will apply for regulatory approval to extend the operating life of Takahama units 3 and 4 by a further 20 years. The company has also announced plans to replace the steam generators at the two pressurised water reactor units.

Regulation & Safety 25 November 2022


Ukraine 'doing everything possible to restore nuclear generation as soon as possible'

Ukraine 'doing everything possible to restore nuclear generation as soon as possible'

All four of Ukraine's operating nuclear power plants were automatically disconnected from the power grid on Wednesday "as a result of a decrease in frequency in the power system" caused by missile strikes damaging the country's energy infrastructure.

Regulation & Safety 24 November 2022


IAEA's Grossi holds 'candid' talks with Rosatom over Zaporizhzhia

IAEA's Grossi holds 'candid' talks with Rosatom over Zaporizhzhia

Following the shelling which caused damage in and around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi has met Rosatom's director general to discuss the situation, and possible safety measures.

Regulation & Safety 23 November 2022


Zaporizhzhia damage being assessed after shelling of plant

Zaporizhzhia damage being assessed after shelling of plant

Repeated shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant over the weekend came "dangerously close to key nuclear safety and security systems at the plant" with International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi saying whoever was responsible was "taking huge risks and gambling with many people's lives".

Regulation & Safety 21 November 2022


IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force has carried out a second mission to Japan to review the country's updated technical plans for the discharge of treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 18 November 2022


IAEA assesses operational safety at Korean APR-1400 units

IAEA assesses operational safety at Korean APR-1400 units

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has completed a mission to Saeul units 1 and 2 (formerly Shin Kori 3 and 4) in South Korea, marking the IAEA's first operational safety inspection in the country for the APR-1400-type reactor.

Regulation & Safety 18 November 2022