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IAEA missions in Ghana and Niger
30 April, 2018
April saw IAEA treams complete missions to Ghana and Niger.
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UK government defeated in House of Lords on plans to leave Euratom
Thursday, March 22, 2018 The UK upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, on 20 March voted by 265 to 194 to insist the UK should not withdraw from the European nuclear agreement, Euratom, until...

Brexit plans cause fuel concerns
Thursday, February 22, 2018 The UK does not yet have new rules in place which will be needed to supply fuel for nuclear power plants after leaving the European Union (EU), according to Angela Hepworth,...

UK gets new chief nuclear inspector
Monday, October 30, 2017 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has appointed Mark Foy as its new Chief Nuclear Inspector for an inital five-year fixed term.

Romania strengthens regulatory framework
Thursday, October 26, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team of experts said Romania has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for...

UK prepares to leave Euratom
Monday, October 16, 2017 The UK on 11 October published draft legislation to create a domestic nuclear safeguards system to replace provisions under the Euratom treaty after Britain leaves the European Union (EU).

Praise for French regulator
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission has found that France has “significantly strengthened” its regulatory framework for nuclear...

IAEA achieves funding target for new laboratory building
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Thanks to receipt of additional funding, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Flexible Modular Laboratory (FML), currently under construction, remains on track to be completed...

UAE signs agreements with UK and Canada
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has signed international co-operation agreements with UK and Canadian regulators aimed at exchange of...

New nuclear safety law for China
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 China’s parliament on 1 September passed a new nuclear safety law to improve regulation in the nuclear power sector, giving more powers to the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA).

Three more Japanese nuclear units plan for restart
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Operation of unit 3 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai NPP in Japan’s Saga Prefecture is planned for restart in January 2018 in preparation for commercial operation in February,...

IAEA sees regulatory improvement in Czech Republic
Thursday, May 25, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 23 May that the Czech Republic has significantly improved its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent...

US NRC accept correction measures taken at mox facility
Friday, May 19, 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has returned the USA's Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility to normal oversight following completion of corrective actions to address violations...

IAEA updates tool for regulatory self-assessment
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released an updated version of its Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety (SARIS) software, which enables countries...

UK ONR closes final regulatory issue for UK ABWR
Monday, April 10, 2017 The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 7 April closed the second and remaining regulatory issue (RI) for Hitachi-GE’s UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) design.

Russia and Indonesia sign MOU on nuclear safety
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Russia's Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) on 31 March signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indonesia's Nuclear...

Westinghouse AP1000 completes GDA process in the UK
Monday, April 03, 2017 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales announced on 30 March that they are satisfied that the Westinghouse's AP1000 nuclear...

IAEA and EU discuss increased co-operation
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 The fifth annual senior officials meeting between the European Union (EU) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was held at the headquarters of the European Commission (EC)...

Spain’s Santa Maria de Garoña approved for restart
Monday, February 13, 2017 Spainish nuclear regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN), has approved the restart of the single-unit Santa Maria de Garoña NPP in Burgos.

French regulator lists concerns at new-year press meeting
Friday, February 03, 2017 Pierre-Franck Chevet, Chairman of France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) gave an overview of the issues facing ASN and the strategic priorities for...

IAEA recommends improvement to South Africa’s regulatory system
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Following an 11-day mission to South Africa, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team said on 15 December that South Africa has...

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