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Augmented reality enhances radiation protection training

Augmented reality enhances radiation protection training

A method using augmented reality to create accurate visual representations of ionising radiation, developed at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been licensed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Teletrix, a firm that creates advanced simulation tools to train radiation control workers.

Regulation & Safety 10 May 2023


IAEA assesses regulatory preparedness for Fukushima water release

IAEA assesses regulatory preparedness for Fukushima water release

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force reviewing the safety of Japan's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea has released its fifth report. The report is focused on Japan's domestic regulatory review of the water release.

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2023


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Emergency-use robot trialled at Sellafield

Emergency-use robot trialled at Sellafield

A remotely-operated rescue robot capable of withstanding hazardous environments has been evaluated at the UK's Sellafield nuclear site. Designed and manufactured by British engineering firm Forth, the Rescue Robot will make emergency jobs across UK nuclear plants "significantly safer and more cost effective".

Regulation & Safety 25 April 2023


IAEA sees progress in safety-related aspects of Fukushima water release plan

IAEA sees progress in safety-related aspects of Fukushima water release plan

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force reviewing the safety of Japan's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea has released its fourth report. The report compiles the findings from the task force's second safety review mission to Japan, held in November 2022.

Regulation & Safety 06 April 2023


Radiation detection drones tested at Belgian site

Radiation detection drones tested at Belgian site

Test flights of drones fitted with equipment to identify and measure the radiation being emitted from a plume source have been conducted at the Mol site of Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre. Further tests flights are planned for later this year to prove a new, precise measurement technique.

Regulation & Safety 16 February 2023


Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has begun a project at its Lucas Heights facility near Sydney to remove general solid waste, building waste, and some mineral sands used in rare earth metals research, to make way for future site redevelopment.

Corporate 01 February 2023


IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force has carried out a second mission to Japan to review the country's updated technical plans for the discharge of treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 18 November 2022


IAEA mission to check Fukushima marine sampling

IAEA mission to check Fukushima marine sampling

A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency is beginning the latest mission to observe the collection and treatment of marine samples from the sea near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Regulation & Safety 07 November 2022


Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal governments of the towns of Futaba and Okuma, which host the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have given their consent for the construction of facilities for the planned discharge of treated water from the damaged plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 03 August 2022


Regulator approves Fukushima water release

Regulator approves Fukushima water release

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has formally approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 22 July 2022