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Final Zaporizhzhia unit being switched to cold shutdown

Final Zaporizhzhia unit being switched to cold shutdown

International Atomic Energy Agency staff at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant report that they have been told unit 4 is being transferred to cold shutdown - making it the sixth and last unit to do so.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024


Romania's SMR site selection process gets IAEA approval

Romania's SMR site selection process gets IAEA approval

An International Atomic Energy Agency follow-up mission has concluded that the selection of Doicesti as the site for deployment of small modular reactors complied with the agency's safety standards.

New Nuclear 10 April 2024


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Grossi condemns drone strikes at Zaporizhzhia site

Grossi condemns drone strikes at Zaporizhzhia site

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi described three drone strikes at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant site as a serious incident that endangered nuclear safety and security.

Regulation & Safety 08 April 2024


Heysham 2 to address issues identified after IAEA mission

Heysham 2 to address issues identified after IAEA mission

An International Atomic Energy Agency team's visit to the UK's Heysham 2 nuclear power plant "found areas of good practice" but also recommended improvements including in "setting and reinforcing expectations" for identifying and correcting "substandard conditions and equipment deficiencies in a timely manner".

Regulation & Safety 04 April 2024


IAEA confirms nuclear security improvements at Japanese plant

IAEA confirms nuclear security improvements at Japanese plant

Physical protection measures at Japan's seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant have been significantly strengthened over recent years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The finding came as Tokyo Electric Power Company submitted a plan to the nuclear regulator to begin loading fuel into unit 7 of the plant later this month.

Regulation & Safety 02 April 2024


Grossi's fresh appeal about nuclear safety in Ukraine

Grossi's fresh appeal about nuclear safety in Ukraine

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said "we cannot afford to let our guard down" after military action over the past week near to nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

Regulation & Safety 28 March 2024


Serbian president's appeal as country targets four SMRs

Serbian president's appeal as country targets four SMRs

Serbia is seeking support from other countries on nuclear know-how and financing towards its goal of getting 1200 MW of capacity from small modular reactors, President Aleksandar Vučić told the Nuclear Energy Summit.

New Nuclear 26 March 2024


Leaders commit to 'unlock potential' of nuclear energy at landmark summit

Leaders commit to 'unlock potential' of nuclear energy at landmark summit

Leaders and representatives from 32 countries at the Nuclear Energy Summit backed measures in areas such as financing, technological innovation, regulatory cooperation and workforce training to enable the expansion of nuclear capacity to tackle climate change and boost energy security.

Nuclear Policies 21 March 2024


Iraq discusses nuclear energy plans with IAEA

Iraq discusses nuclear energy plans with IAEA

Iraq's plans for small modular reactors and nuclear medicine, as well as its decommissioning progress, were among topics discussed during a visit by International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

Nuclear Policies 19 March 2024


IAEA governors resolution on Zaporizhzhia criticised by Russia

IAEA governors resolution on Zaporizhzhia criticised by Russia

The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency passed a resolution calling for the immediate return of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to Ukrainian control - however Russia says the vote "went beyond the mandate of the board and the entire agency".

Nuclear Policies 13 March 2024