Regulation & Safety

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Ukraine latest: Energoatom looks to future, SNRIU updates EU regulators

Ukraine latest: Energoatom looks to future, SNRIU updates EU regulators

Ukraine’s nuclear power plant operator Energoatom says it has held talks with US firm Westinghouse to discuss actions including preparing regulatory documentation for the planned construction of new nuclear power units.

Regulation & Safety 22 June 2022


UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

Future fusion energy facilities will continue to be regulated by the Environment Agency and Health & Safety Executive, the UK government has confirmed in its response to a consultation seeking views on the regulatory framework for ensuring the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy. Fission power plants are regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2022


IAEA team completes Indian regulatory review

IAEA team completes Indian regulatory review

India's nuclear regulator shows a strong commitment and professionalism to ensuring nuclear and radiation safety in the country, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2022


Finland has reinforced its nuclear security regime, says IAEA

Finland has reinforced its nuclear security regime, says IAEA

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission to Finland. The International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission included a review of the legislative and regulatory framework for the physical protection of nuclear material and associated facilities and activities.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2022


Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Nawah Energy Company has received an operating licence for the third unit at Barakah from the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, clearing the way for commissioning to begin.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2022


IAEA progress report on regulatory plans for Fukushima water release

IAEA progress report on regulatory plans for Fukushima water release

The International Atomic Energy Agency task force that carried out a mission to Japan in March to review regulatory plans for the discharge of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea has published its initial findings.

Regulation & Safety 16 June 2022


IAEA says in-field verification back above pre-pandemic levels

IAEA says in-field verification back above pre-pandemic levels

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it conducted more than 3000 in-field verification activities at more than 1300 nuclear facilities and locations, with more than 14,600 days in the field in 2021 - as well as 2135 additional days in the field spent in quarantine.

Regulation & Safety 15 June 2022


IAEA team review Angra extension preparations

IAEA team review Angra extension preparations

The Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation review of plans to extend the operating lifetime of Angra 1 from 40 to 60 years reported on progress in addressing recommendations made by an International Atomic Energy Agency review in 2018.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2022


Iran to remove monitoring cameras

Iran to remove monitoring cameras

Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that it will remove 27 cameras used by the agency to verify and monitor the country's implementation of its nuclear commitments under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Regulation & Safety 10 June 2022


Nuclear science to help tackle monkeypox, Lassa fever

Nuclear science to help tackle monkeypox, Lassa fever

Participants in a programme launched by the IAEA during the COVID-19 pandemic have agreed to step up joint efforts to fight the monkeypox and Lassa fever viruses using nuclear science.

Regulation & Safety 09 June 2022