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IAEA sees strengthened operational safety at UAE’s Barakah NPP
14 September, 2022
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IAEA issues report on Zaporozhzhia and addresses UN Security Council
Thursday, September 08, 2022 by On 6 September the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a lengthy report on the situation in Ukraine, and later that day IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi...

French regulator allows temporary modification of thermal discharges at NPPs during heatwave
Friday, July 29, 2022 by French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has decided to extend the temporary framework for thermal discharges from the Golfech, Saint-Alban, Blayais and Bugey...

LTO safety review completed at Mexico’s Laguna Verde NPP
Friday, July 01, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation (Salto) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Laguna Verde...

Framatome and Inria partner to accelerate NPP safety studies
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by France’s Framatome has announced a strategic partnership with Inria, the French national institute for research in digital science and technology, to accelerate studies for...

More problems for OL3
Friday, June 17, 2022 by The trial operation of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) will be suspended for more than a month due to loose parts problems with the turbine's superheater,...

IAEA completes safety review at Brazil’s Angra NPP
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team has completed a review of long-term operational safety of unit 1 at the Angra NPP...

IAEA reviews operational safety at France’s Civaux NPP
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team of experts have completed a five day mission to France’s Civaux NPP. The mission, carried out...

IAEA receives required equipment list from Ukraine
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by Ukraine has provided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with a comprehensive list of equipment which it says it needs for the safe and secure operation of its...

IAEA prepares for missions to Chernobyl and other Ukrainian nuclear sites
Monday, April 11, 2022 by Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 9 April that it was gradually restoring regulatory control of nuclear and radiation safety at the Chernobyl NPP but...

IAEA reports no significant developments in Ukraine
Thursday, April 07, 2022 by Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 6 April that there had been no significant new developments related to nuclear safety or security in the country over...

IAEA Director General concludes meetings in Ukraine and Russia
Monday, April 04, 2022 by Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 1 April that it was “analysing the possibility” of resuming regulatory control of the Chernobyl nuclear power...

IAEA urges agreement to enable assistance at nuclear facilities in Ukraine
Thursday, March 24, 2022 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday, 23 March, that the IAEA stands ready to send experts and equipment to Ukraine to...

IAEA says power restored to Zaporozhye
Monday, March 21, 2022 by Power has been restored to Ukraine's Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and some workers have been able to rotate shift at Chernobyl after being on-site for almost four weeks.

Electricity production begins at OL3
Monday, March 14, 2022 by The EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3), which  was commissioned in December 2021, was finally connected to the national grid with a capacity of 103MWe on 12...

Restart of Japan’s Tokai 2 deferred again
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 by Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) said on 28 February that it does not now expect to complete required safety upgrades at Tokai 2, an 1100MWe boiling water reactor, in Ibaraki...

Petten HFR reactor expected to restart in a month
Thursday, February 24, 2022 by The High Flux Reactor (HFR) project team at NRG in Petten in the Netherlands has provided a further progress update on the reactor’s extended closure.

Oskarshamn 3 to be closed to remedy fuel damage
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by Swedish utility OKG has informed the Nordic electricity exchange Nord Pool that the fuel damage reported in the autumn will be managed and that the plant will be temporarily taken out...

EDF updates 2022 French nuclear output estimate
Friday, February 11, 2022 by EDF has revised its 2022 nuclear output estimate from 300-30TWh to 295-315TWh. It added that the 2023 French nuclear output estimate, currently 340-370TWh, would be updated as soon...

Regular electricity generation from OL3 now expected July 2022
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 by Electricity generation at the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant (OL3) has again been postponed to the end of February owner-operator power...

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