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New impellers for OL3’s feedwater pumps
25 January, 2023
Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said the EPR reactor at unit 3 of...
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KHNP hosts IAEA OSART mission at Saeul NPP units 1&2
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has recently hosted an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) at units 1&2 of its Saeul NPP...

Akkuyu NPP hosts WANO support mission
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by An expert mission to support the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO MC) has taken place at the Akkuyu NPP construction site in Turkey, according to...

More delays for restart of French reactors
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 by French utility EDF has discovered a radioactive leak in the primary cooling circuit of unit 1 at its Civaux NPP in southwestern France, according to a report by Reuters. While there...

US NRC validates NuScale’s Emergency Planning Zone boundary methodology
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 by NuScale has announced that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) has issued letter ML22287A155, concurring with NRC staff,...

IAEA conference discusses safety of evolutionary and innovative reactor designs
Friday, October 21, 2022 by As evolutionary and innovative reactor designs get closer to deployment in several countries, regulators are defining the best approaches for evaluating their safety and licensing...

French strike affects 20 nuclear power reactors
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Strikes have affected almost a third of France's nuclear reactors, a power union official said, delaying maintenance at many of them just as EDF is pushing to get some its fleet...

IAEA sees strengthened operational safety at UAE’s Barakah NPP
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) has concluded a five-day follow up mission to the UAE’s Barakah NPP. The mission, which focused on...

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...

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