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NuScale progresses SMR Vendor Design Review in Canada
15 July, 2020
US-based NuScale Power announced that it completed its second submittal...
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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

ARC SMR passes phase one of Canadian design review
Thursday, October 03, 2019 by ARC Nuclear Canada has completed the first of three phases of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Vendor Design Review (VDR) for its ARC-100 small modular reactor (SMR).

Duke Energy to seek licence renewals
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by US power utility Duke Energy announced on 19 September that it will seek to renew the operating licences of the 11 reactors it operates at six nuclear stations in the Carolinas for...

IAEA head Yukiya Amano dies aged 72
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on 22 July that director-general Yukiya Amano had died.

IAEA says Norway is committed to strengthening safety
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team late June that Norway is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear...

IRRS mission sees regulatory improvement in Armenia but challenges remain
Monday, June 24, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team of experts has completed a seven-day followup mission to review Armenia’s implementation...

New licence issued for Russia’s closed Beloyarsk units
Sunday, March 03, 2019 by Russian nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor on 22 February issued a licence to Beloyarsk NPP which technically will allow continued operation of closed power units 1 and 2 with the...

US adopts laws supporting advanced nuclear
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Despite the USA being in the midst of its longest ever government shutdown, President Donald Trump on 14 January signed a bill into law aimed at accelerating development of a...

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