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IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Uzbekistan, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant in the southeast of the country.

Regulation & Safety 30 January 2023


Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Fortum is capable of continuing to safely operate the Loviisa nuclear power plant until 2050, Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the country's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The government is expected to issue a decision on extending the two-unit plant's operating licence in the coming months.

Regulation & Safety 26 January 2023


New application required for Diablo Canyon licence renewal

New application required for Diablo Canyon licence renewal

Pacific Gas & Electric Company plans to submit a new licence renewal application for its Diablo Canyon Power Plant - California's last nuclear power plant - to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the regulator said it will not resume its review of the previously submitted and subsequently withdrawn application.

Regulation & Safety 25 January 2023


Oklo sets out plans for licensing of fuel recycling plant

Oklo sets out plans for licensing of fuel recycling plant

California-based Oklo Inc has submitted a Licensing Project Plan to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, outlining its plans for pre-application engagement activities that support the future licensing of a commercial-scale nuclear fuel recycling facility.

Regulation & Safety 25 January 2023


Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

A floating autonomous robot could soon play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuel around the world. The Robotised Cherenkov Viewing Device has been created through a collaboration between Australian national science agency CSIRO's data and digital specialist arm Data61, Hungarian robotics company Datastart and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2023


US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

US regulator completes first SMR design certification rulemaking

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the final rule certifying NuScale Power's small modular reactor, making it the seventh reactor design - and the first SMR - to be cleared by the regulator for use in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 23 January 2023


Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Canadian and UK regulators agree terms for cooperation

Terms of Reference have been signed and published between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation for a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two organisations. They plan to share best practice and experience around reviewing Advanced Modular Reactor and Small Modular Reactor technologies.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


IAEA teams in place at Ukraine's nuclear plants

IAEA teams in place at Ukraine's nuclear plants

The International Atomic Energy Agency's newly-established missions at Ukraine's nuclear power plants are not just symbolic, but signify the presence of internationally renowned experts who "will provide advice and technical support at this very difficult time", IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


Krško extension approved, after environmental impact assessment

Krško extension approved, after environmental impact assessment

Slovenia's Ministry of the Environment says it has approved Krško's operations for a further 20 years, following the completion of an environmental impact assessment, a process which included input from neighbouring countries Croatia, Austria, Italy and Hungary, plus Germany.

Regulation & Safety 17 January 2023


IAEA Ukraine mission aims to help safety and security

IAEA Ukraine mission aims to help safety and security

International Atomic Energy Agency experts are being permanently stationed at Ukraine's nuclear power plants, and Chernobyl, "to provide assistance in nuclear safety and security" as the Russia-Ukraine war continues.

Regulation & Safety 16 January 2023