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IAEA launches new safety tool
31 May, 2017
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched an online tool...
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Swedish regulator reports on Oskarshamn dismantling
Friday, May 19, 2017 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has submitted a 147-page report to the government regarding the planned dismantling of units 1 and 2 at OKG’s Oskarshamn NPP. The report...

Safeguards agreement with Pakistan enters into force
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 An agreement signed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Pakistan government on the application of safeguards in connection with the supply by China of two...

Canada Regulator addresses issues raised in government report
Thursday, April 06, 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) says it has addressed all issues raised in an October 2016 government report, which criticised CNSC inspections. The report, by the office...

ASN warned about Creusot Forge over 10 years ago
Thursday, April 06, 2017 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (Nuclear Safety Authority - ASN) on 31 published extracts from 10 years of correspondence in which it had warned about safety issues at...

Sellafield incident rated at INES level 2
Thursday, March 09, 2017 An incident, which occurred at a Sellafield fuel reprocessing facility in the UK in January has been given a final rating of Level 2 on the International Atomic Energy...

Explosion causes fire at Flammanville NPP engine room
Thursday, February 09, 2017 An explosion occurred at unit 1 of EDF’s Flamanville nuclear power plant in northern France, on 9 February causing minor injuries but no risk of contamination, authorities said.

French reactors restart after safety review: no US shutdowns
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 France’s nuclear regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) on 12 January approved the restart of nine reactors that had been offline while the safety case for the units was...

Canadian NPPs report safe operation in 2015
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) said on 16 December that there were no serious process failures at Canada’s NPPs in 2015 and no member of the public or nuclear plant...

Swiss Regulator requests document checks on steam generators
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) has asked the operators of the Gösgen and Beznau NPPs to provide construction and manufacturing documents for steam...

German funds for IAEA labs
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Germany has contributed €1m ($1m) to the modernisation of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA’s) nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria. The IAEA said on...

US NRC proposes fine for NPP fire watch violations
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a $140,000 civil penalty against the Tennessee Valley Authority for violations related to fire watches at the Browns Ferry NPP...

New Chernobyl shelter moved into place
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement (NSC) was been slid into place on 29 November, completely enclosing the previous shelter that was hastily assembled immediately after the 1986...

IAEA finds Atmea 1 reactor design meets relevant safety standards
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Site External Events and Design (SEED) review mission has conducted a seismic review of the Atmea 1 reactor design at the request of Atmea -...

Safety case for Beznau NPP submitted to Swiss regulator
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 In a safety case submitted to Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI), NPP owner and operator Axpo said irregularities detected in early summer of 2015 have no...

French regulator extends deadline for checks on Bugey NPP
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) said on 22 November that it has extended the deadline for checks to be carried out by Electricite de France (EDF) on unit 5 of the Bugey,...

French regulator to close five reactors for inspections
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The French nuclear safety authority (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire - ASN) has said that five nuclear power units - Civaux NPP unit 1, Fessenheim NPP unit 1, Gravelines NPP unit 4,...

IAEA praises Petten management
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission has said that NRG of the Netherlands has promoted and...

Japan’s NRA approves another ageing NPP for restart
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Co's Mihama NPP in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture passed a key safety assessment on 5 October with a view to going back on line, and continuing operation...

Oil spill stops work at Finland’s Hanhikivi-1 NPP
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Finland’s Fennovoima has stopped dredging work at the site of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP under construction at Pyhjoki after an oil spill on 6 October 2016 resulted in a 200m-long oil slick,...

Milestone for new Chernobyl shelter
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 The dividing walls between units 3 and 4 of the Chernobyl NPP in Ukraine has been completed ahead of schedule, in preparation for the New Safe Confinement (NSC), which will be place...

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