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Chemical permit granted for Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant
22 January, 2021
The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) has granted a chemical...
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UK ONR restructures
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 16 December announced plans to align its leadership structure to other nuclear regulators around the world with a new combined post of...

Japan’s NRA inspects JAPC headquarters following data changes
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) launched an on-site inspection at the Japan Atomic Power Co's (JAPC) head office in Tokyo on 14 December after it was learned earlier this...

Iranian parliament adopts bill to revive nuclear activities
Monday, November 30, 2020 by In the wake of the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on 27 November, the Iranian parliament (Islamic Consultative Assembly) on 29 November passed a...

Holtec accelerates US NRC design certification for SMR-160
Thursday, November 05, 2020 by Holtec International said that its drive to secure design certification for its SMR-160 small modular reactor from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was “on an...

Poland’s Synthos seeks regulatory opinion on BWRX-300
Monday, November 02, 2020 by Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) has submitted documentation to Polish regulator Państwowa Agencja Atomistyki (PAA – the National Atomic Energy Agency) with respect to GEH’s...

Iran and IAEA reaffirm cooperation
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran have agreed “to further reinforce their cooperation and enhance mutual trust to facilitate the full implementation of...

NuScale progresses SMR Vendor Design Review in Canada
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by US-based NuScale Power announced that it completed its second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) of its small...

US regulator accepts Oklo's Aurora licence application for review
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted for review a combined licence application from Oklo Power to build and operate its 1.5MW Aurora reactor at the Idaho...

US NRC streamlines licensing for advanced reactors
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted 4-0 to approve the implementation of a more streamlined and predictable licensing pathway for advanced non-light water reactors,...

Lithuania and Belarus agree on notification of nuclear accidents
Friday, May 29, 2020 by Lithuania’s State Atomic Energy Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) on 25 May signed a bilateral inter-institutional agreement with the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus...

New emergency zones for Swedish nuclear power plants
Friday, May 22, 2020 by Sweden’s Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) announced this week, that in accordance with an SSM proposal, the government had decided on new emergency zones for operations with...

Finnish regulator undertakes remote assessment of Hanhikivi-1 project
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Scheduled inspection of RAOS Project, the supplier of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, was undertaken by Finnish regulator STUK using Skype, Russian state...

Belarus inspected by regulator in preparation for fuel loading
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by The Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor) said on 20 February that it had begun a targeted inspection at the Belarus nuclear plant.

China’s HPR1000 moves forward in UK Generic Design Assessment process
Friday, February 14, 2020 by The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has completed Step 3 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s (CGN’s) UK HPR1000 design.

Finland’s STUK prepares for SMR licensing
Monday, February 03, 2020 by Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) on 30 January published a report on the conditions for safe operation of small modular reactors (SMRs).

NuScale submits its SMR for Canadian vendor design review
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by US-based NuScale Power on 7 January announced its first submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing vendor design review (VDR) of its innovative...

Site permit issued for Oklo SMR
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The US Department of Energy Department (DOE) on 10 December granted compact fast reactor developer Oklo a permit to build a small nuclear reactor with integrated solar panels at the...

Canada and USA select molten salt reactor for joint technical review
Friday, December 06, 2019 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have selected Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) for the first...

UK regulator issues new guidance for generic design assessment
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by

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