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Sweden’s Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) announced this week, that...
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Finnish regulator undertakes remote assessment of Hanhikivi-1 project
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
ARC SMR passes phase one of Canadian design review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...