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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...

IAEA advises Indonesia on emergency management
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) emergency preparedness review (EPREV) in Indonesia, which ended on 28 September, advised Indonesia to establish a national nuclear...

French regulator finds 87 irregularities in Le Creusot components
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 The French nuclear safety, Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN) has published a list of irregularities so far found in components forged at Areva's Le Creusot facility and used in...

More tests from Switzerland’s Beznau-1 RPV
Thursday, September 22, 2016 The production of a replica part of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) used at unit 1 of Switzerland's Beznau NPP has shown that aluminium oxide inclusions in the vessel were formed...

Japanese steel maker under scrutiny
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Impurities in steel supplied by Japan Casting & Forging Corp (JCFC) to nuclear facilities in France exceeded French standards, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on...

Sellafield denies BBC’s reports of poor safety
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 A recent BBC documentary about the UK’s Sellafield nuclear facility, which criticised safety at the site has prompted denials from both the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority...

Another accident at Belarus NPP
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 One person has died during construction of the Belarusian NPP, the facility said in a statement on 29 August. An investigation into the incident, which took place on 27 August,...

More incidents at Westinghouse fuel plant
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 A safety investigation at Westinghouse’s nuclear fuel factory in Columbia has uncovered additional problems when Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspectors discovered more...

Japan to check NPPs for steel anomalies
Monday, August 29, 2016 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has asked NPP operators to examine large forged components in their units, such as the reactor pressure vessels, steam generators...

Russian supervision for Crimea nuclear facilities
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Nuclear facilities, radiation sources, nuclear material storage facilities, radioactive waste storage facilities and nuclear materials of the Sebastopol State University (SevSU) have...

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