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Belarus regulator reports on NPP stress tests
20 November, 2017
The Belarus Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Gosatomnadzor)...
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Japan’s NRA tightens cooling requirements for BWRs
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has decided that operators of boiling water reactors (BWRs) will be required to install new emergency cooling systems to be activated in...

EDF repairs pumping stations at 20 power reactors
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 EDF said on 11 October that it is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors to increase seismic safety after an in-depth investigation revealed that metal is thinning...

WANO and NEA enhance co-operation on safety
Thursday, October 05, 2017 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) have agreed to co-operate to further develop approaches, practices and methods to...

EDF says Le Creusot investigation reveals no safety concerns
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 The tests currently being carried out on reactor components manufactured at Areva’s Le Creusot forge have so far revealed no safety problems, the EDF group said in a statement on...

Conditional approval given to restart Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 13 September failed to certify the safety of units 6 and 7 at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (Tepco’s) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in...

French regulator increases supervision of Belleville NPP
Thursday, September 14, 2017 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) said on 13 September that it had placed France’s Belleville NPP operated by EDF, under increased supervision...

Hoppecke to supply batteries for Hinkley Point C
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Hoppecke Industrial Batteries, the UK arm of the German company Hoppecke Batterien GmbH, on 13 September was announced as the supplier of batteries for safety systems at the UK’s...

ASN asks EDF to review Le Creusot manufacturing files
Sunday, August 20, 2017 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) said on 16 August that it had opened a public consultation on a draft decision governing the review of...

IAEA launches new safety tool
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched an online tool for strengthening the safety of workers who risk exposure to ionising radiation in the fields of medicine...

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...

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