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Regulator OKs fix to Flamanville EPR nozzle welds

Regulator OKs fix to Flamanville EPR nozzle welds

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has approved EDF's proposed solution for rectifying a design anomaly on three nozzles in the main primary system of the Flamanville EPR reactor. EDF's proposal to install a retaining collar around each of the concerned connections is not expected to delay the planned startup of the unit in late-2022.

Regulation & Safety 21 October 2021


Swedish regulator maintains positive repository assessment

Swedish regulator maintains positive repository assessment

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has said the studies included in the consultation on Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's application to build a final repository for used nuclear fuel at Forsmark present no reasons for it to change its previous assessments of the project. The regulator was responding to the government's referral regarding the application.

Waste & Recycling 19 October 2021


Nawah set to begin regulated activities at Barakah 3

Nawah set to begin regulated activities at Barakah 3

The Board of Management of the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation today approved a licence for Nawah Energy Company to conduct regulated activities at unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant. These include the possession, handling, storage and transfer of nuclear material. Barakah 3 is scheduled to start up next year.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2021


Paks II construction licence delayed

Paks II construction licence delayed

Licensing of the planned Paks II nuclear power plant has been delayed, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has announced. The organisation said it needs more time "to fully verify all requirements," but did not give an updated timeline for approval to construct the new reactors.

New Nuclear 01 October 2021


UK government sets out fusion ambitions

UK government sets out fusion ambitions

The UK government has today published a strategy setting out how it will leverage scientific, commercial and international leadership to enable the delivery of fusion energy. It has also launched a consultation seeking views on the regulatory framework for ensuring the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy.

New Nuclear 01 October 2021


Regulatory approval for new isotope production at Bruce

Regulatory approval for new isotope production at Bruce

Canada's Bruce Power has received approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the commercial production of the medical radioisotope lutetium-177 in its nuclear power plants. The project to produce the innovative therapeutic isotope, which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumours, is a partnership between Bruce Power, IsoGen, Saugeen Ojibway Nation and ITM.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2021


CNSC confirms orders on CANDU restarts

CNSC confirms orders on CANDU restarts

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has confirmed or amended orders issued to Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation related to pressure tube fitness for service following a public hearing held on 10 September. The regulator confirmed the orders issued for certain units at the Bruce, Darlington and Pickering CANDU plants, but removed Pickering units 1 and 4 from the list. It said it will consider restart requests for the reactors concerned on a case-by-case basis.

Regulation & Safety 24 September 2021


Second Belarusian reactor nears operation

Second Belarusian reactor nears operation

Ostrovets 2 is at the hot test stage of commissioning and should begin generating electricity next year, Belarusian energy minister Viktor Karankevich said on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency's General Conference yesterday. "Nuclear and radiation safety is an unconditional priority for our country, and we strictly adhere to it, developing cooperation with our international partners on the principles of openness and transparency," Karankevich stressed in a speech at Belarus' exhibition stand.

New Nuclear 21 September 2021


International event focuses on nuclear supply chain

International event focuses on nuclear supply chain

The nuclear industry will need to achieve even closer coordination among licensees, regulators and suppliers to ensure its supply chain can efficiently meet the needs of buyers, according to participants in an event held by Foratom and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Some of the changes instigated to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including remote working and the use of digital platforms, are here to stay.

Nuclear Policies 21 September 2021


Regulator approves restart of Shimane 2

Regulator approves restart of Shimane 2

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority today formally accepted a report concluding unit 2 of Chugoku Electric Power Company's Shimane nuclear power plant meets the country's new safety standards. The utility must still obtain local consent before the 789 MWe boiling water reactor can be restarted.

Regulation & Safety 15 September 2021