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UK strengthens nuclear regulation, IAEA mission finds

UK strengthens nuclear regulation, IAEA mission finds

The UK has a strong commitment to nuclear and radiation safety and has made progress to reinforce its regulatory functions, although recruitment challenges remain, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said following its completion of a follow-up Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission.

Regulation & Safety 01 February 2024


Funding to support UK deployment of BWRX-300

Funding to support UK deployment of BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a GBP33.6 million (USD42.7 million) grant to support it in developing its BWRX-300 small modular reactor in the UK. The design will now enter the Generic Design Assessment process.

New Nuclear 25 January 2024


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STUK requests extension to repository review deadline

STUK requests extension to repository review deadline

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has requested the deadline for its opinion on Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel repository to be extended until the end of 2024. In September last year, it said it would not complete its review by the end of 2023 as originally planned.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2024


SMR completes Canadian design review milestones

SMR completes Canadian design review milestones

Canadian regulators have concluded that there are no fundamental barriers to licensing the Xe-100 small modular reactor, X-Energy Reactor Company has announced.

Regulation & Safety 18 January 2024


NRC approves HALEU transport package

NRC approves HALEU transport package

NAC International's patented Optimus-L packaging system to contain and transport high-assay low-enriched uranium TRISO fuel has been approved by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Such fuel will be used in advanced reactors.

Regulation & Safety 12 January 2024


CNL permitted to build Chalk River repository

CNL permitted to build Chalk River repository

The Canadian nuclear regulator has amended the licence held by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, authorising the construction of a near-surface disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste at the site.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2024


EIA programme submitted for Olkiluoto 1 and 2

EIA programme submitted for Olkiluoto 1 and 2

The environmental impact assessment programme for a possible operating licence extension and power uprating of units 1 and 2 at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant has been submitted by Teollisuuden Voima Oyj to Finland's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Corporate 08 January 2024


NuScale SMR meets Polish safety requirements, says regulator

NuScale SMR meets Polish safety requirements, says regulator

NuScale Power's NPM-20 small modular reactor technology is compliant with Polish nuclear safety and radiological protection standards, the president of the National Atomic Energy Agency said in a general opinion.

Regulation & Safety 02 January 2024


'No abnormalities' reported at Japanese nuclear plants following earthquake

'No abnormalities' reported at Japanese nuclear plants following earthquake

Japanese nuclear power plant operators have reported some minor damage, but no public safety issues, following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake which struck Ishikawa Prefecture on Monday.

Regulation & Safety 02 January 2024


NRA lifts ban on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa fuel activities

NRA lifts ban on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa fuel activities

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided, at a meeting on 27 December, to lift an administrative order imposed on Tokyo Electric Power Company in 2021 that prohibited the company from moving nuclear fuel or loading it into reactors at the seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 02 January 2024