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Grossi suggests Zaporizhzhia will not be restarted during conflict

Grossi suggests Zaporizhzhia will not be restarted during conflict

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says there "was an understanding" that Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant's units "would not be restarted as long as nuclear safety and security remained in jeopardy due to the conflict".

Regulation & Safety 07 June 2024


EBRD Chernobyl funding plan ratified by Ukraine's parliament

EBRD Chernobyl funding plan ratified by Ukraine's parliament

Members of Ukraine's parliament have backed a law approving the framework agreement between Ukraine and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for funding aimed at projects to boost safety measures at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site and exclusion zone.

Regulation & Safety 06 June 2024


DOE-designed railcar cleared for use

DOE-designed railcar cleared for use

The Atlas railcar - developed by the US Department of Energy to transport used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste - has been certified by the Association of American Railroads to operate on all major freight railroads in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 05 June 2024


Regulator's safety goal for Atucha Long-Term Operation project

Regulator's safety goal for Atucha Long-Term Operation project

Argentina's Nuclear Regulatory Authority says that planned upgrades and improvements to allow a 20-year extension to the Atucha I nuclear power unit will "raise the design basis of the facility to a higher level of safety than that with which it was originally licensed".

Regulation & Safety 05 June 2024


Takahama units cleared for extended operation

Takahama units cleared for extended operation

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the operation of units 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture for a further 20 years. Both reactors are currently in operation and will reach their 40th anniversaries in January and June of 2025, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 29 May 2024


US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

Leaders from the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and the European Commission have highlighted the need to strengthen security of radioactive sources in open civilian facilities such as hospitals, research laboratories, and industrial facilities to prevent the use of these materials in acts of terrorism.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2024


IAEA's Grossi highlights continued Zaporizhzhia power supply concerns

IAEA's Grossi highlights continued Zaporizhzhia power supply concerns

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said concerns continue over the impact potential disruption to off-site power could have at Ukraine's nuclear power plants.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2024


IAEA staff observe emergency drill at Zaporizhzhia

IAEA staff observe emergency drill at Zaporizhzhia

The International Atomic Energy Agency's Rafael Mariano Grossi says that regular drills and exercises at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant "are especially important in view of the extraordinary risks it is currently facing".

Regulation & Safety 17 May 2024