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US Senate passes legislation to speed nuclear deployment

US Senate passes legislation to speed nuclear deployment

The bipartisan Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act aims to incentivise and support the development and deployment of new advanced nuclear technologies, including measures to streamline the regulatory approvals process.

Regulation & Safety 20 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


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RWE permitted to dismantle Gundremmingen plant

RWE permitted to dismantle Gundremmingen plant

German utility RWE announced it has received the third and final licence from the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection to decommission and dismantle the former Gundremmingen nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 31 May 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


BN-1200 plans clear environmental hurdle

BN-1200 plans clear environmental hurdle

The Russian environmental regulator Rosprirodnadzor has approved the plans for a BN-1200 fast sodium reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 17 May 2024


Eletronuclear updates Angra 1 lifetime extension progress

Eletronuclear updates Angra 1 lifetime extension progress

Brazilian nuclear power plant operator Eletrobras Eletronuclear says it is on track to complete all the steps required to get approval for extended operation of the Angra 1 unit.

Regulation & Safety 13 May 2024


UK consults on proposed planning policy for fusion plants

UK consults on proposed planning policy for fusion plants

Fusion plants will not be subject to the same nuclear site licensing process as fission reactors, with the UK government instead proposing developer-led site selection and their designation as nationally significant infrastructure projects.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2024


Authorisation issued for Flamanville EPR commissioning

Authorisation issued for Flamanville EPR commissioning

France's nuclear regulator has authorised the commissioning of the Flamanville EPR reactor, which has a summer 2024 target for connection to the grid.

New Nuclear 08 May 2024


Nuclear site licence issued for UK's Sizewell C

Nuclear site licence issued for UK's Sizewell C

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has granted a nuclear site licence for the Sizewell C site in eastern England, where the plan is to replicate the Hinkley Point C model of a nuclear power plant featuring two EPRs.

New Nuclear 07 May 2024


Viewpoint: Modernising the regulatory ecosystem for nuclear-powered ships

Viewpoint: Modernising the regulatory ecosystem for nuclear-powered ships

The maritime industry stands on the brink of a new era, writes Mikal Bøe. With the rise of new nuclear technologies, the sector can finally address the dual challenge of meeting global climate goals and improving energy efficiency. 

Perspectives 14 May 2024