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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


Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

Viewpoint: The nuclear industry’s need for harmonisation

International collaboration and initiatives to harmonise the regulatory process for new nuclear are of fundamental importance to the safe and successful deployment of small modular reactors across the world, with positive steps already being taken, says Ramzi Jammal, executive vice-president and chief regulatory operations officer for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. He was speaking at the fourth CORDEL regional workshop held in Lyon.

Perspectives 27 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


Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has started reviewing Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel disposal facility after concluding the company has provided sufficient material.

Waste & Recycling 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


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


IAEA bolsters support for nuclear law education

IAEA bolsters support for nuclear law education

Six countries have entered into a partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency to increase education and professional development opportunities for students and aspiring professionals in international and national nuclear law. IAEA-supported programmes on nuclear law will be held at universities in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and the UAE.

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2022


IAEA's Grossi holds Zaporozhe talks with Rosatom chief

IAEA's Grossi holds Zaporozhe talks with Rosatom chief

The meeting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency continues efforts to get its inspectors access to the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant. In other developments, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has suspended some licences at Chernobyl, as a result of the recent occupation.

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2022


Rolls-Royce hopes for UK SMR online by 2029

Rolls-Royce hopes for UK SMR online by 2029

The chairman of Rolls-Royce SMR, Paul Stein, has told the Reuters news agency he hopes to get regulatory approval for its small modular reactor design by mid-2024, with grid power able to be produced by 2029.

New Nuclear 19 April 2022