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IRRS mission sees regulatory improvement in Armenia but challenges remain
24 June, 2019
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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...

IAEA reviews the Philippines' nuclear power infrastructure
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) team of experts concluded an eight-day mission to the Philippines on 17 December.

Japan’s regulator approves life extension for Tokai II
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 7 November approved an extension of operations for the 40-year-old unit II reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co’s (JAPC’s) Tokai NPP in...

Wood wins contract to support UK nuclear regulator
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by UK-based Wood on 7 November won a contract to provide the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) with technical safety advice and support.

Mixed news for Japan’s reactor restarts
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by Japan Atomic Power Company’s (JAPC’s) ageing single unit Tokai II NPP in Ibaraki Prefecture has passed the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s (NRA’s) tougher safety standards, but...

US NRC to inspect San Onofre after incident involving used fuel
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on 24 August that it will conduct a special inspection at the site of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (Songs), after...

Uzbekistan develops nuclear infrastructure
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 20 July signed a decree “On Measures for the Development of Nuclear Energy in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, and a resolution “On the...

Turkish President to control new nuclear regulator 
Friday, July 20, 2018 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sole control over the newly established Nuclear Regulatory Authority (Nükleer Düzenleme Kurumu - NDK) through Decree No. 702 published on...

Turkey sets up new nuclear regulator
Friday, July 13, 2018 by A new agency has been established in Turkey to regulate the nuclear energy sector, the Official Gazette announced on 9 July.

IAEA missions in Ghana and Niger
Monday, April 30, 2018 by April saw IAEA treams complete missions to Ghana and Niger.

UAE opens first dosimetry lab
Sunday, April 08, 2018 by The UAE’s first laboratory for measuring radiation levels was inaugurated on 1 April at Khalifa University, Gulf News reported. The Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL) is...

Japanese regulator resumes safety checks at Rokkasho reprocessing plant
Sunday, April 08, 2018 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 4 April decided to resume assessing the safety of the Rokkasho used fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture. The checks, which...

UK government defeated in House of Lords on plans to leave Euratom
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The UK upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, on 20 March voted by 265 to 194 to insist the UK should not withdraw from the European nuclear agreement, Euratom, until...

Brexit plans cause fuel concerns
Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The UK does not yet have new rules in place which will be needed to supply fuel for nuclear power plants after leaving the European Union (EU), according to Angela Hepworth,...

UK gets new chief nuclear inspector
Monday, October 30, 2017 by The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has appointed Mark Foy as its new Chief Nuclear Inspector for an inital five-year fixed term.

Romania strengthens regulatory framework
Thursday, October 26, 2017 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team of experts said Romania has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for...

UK prepares to leave Euratom
Monday, October 16, 2017 by The UK on 11 October published draft legislation to create a domestic nuclear safeguards system to replace provisions under the Euratom treaty after Britain leaves the European Union (EU).

Praise for French regulator
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission has found that France has “significantly strengthened” its regulatory framework for nuclear...

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