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Westinghouse applies for UK Generic Design Assessment of its AP300 SMR
15 February, 2024
US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has formally submitted an...
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Orano Med breaks ground for new alpha therapy laboratory
Friday, February 09, 2024 by Orano Med (a subsidiary of the Orano Group) has laid the foundation stone for its ATLab (Alpha Therapy Laboratory) in Onnaing, France. This will be Europe's first...

IAEA mission to the UK sees progress in nuclear and radiation safety
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) follow-up mission said the UK has a strong commitment to nuclear and radiation safety and has...

Finland amends regulations on NPP emergency planning zones
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 by Finland's Radiation & Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK - Säteilyturvakeskus) has adopted a new regulation that no longer stipulates a five-kilometre precautionary action zone or...

X-energy completes CNSC pre-licensing for Xe-100 SMR
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 by US-based X-energy Reactor Company X has completed milestones in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC’s) pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) of its Xe-100 advanced...

Philippines and US sign nuclear co-operation agreement
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by The Governments of the Philippines and the USA signed an “Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy” also known as a Section 123 Agreement, on the sidelines...

Former Zion NPP site released for unrestricted use
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released for “unrestricted use” most of the land on and around the area where the Zion Nuclear Power Station once operated. This means that...

IAEA reviews regulatory framework in Romania
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team of experts said Romania is committed to maintaining and strengthening its...

IAEA undertakes safety review of Kazakhstan’s NPP site selection
Friday, November 10, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Site & External Events Design (SEED) team of experts has concluded a safety review of Kazakhstan’s process for selecting the site of its...

IAEA safety mission completes review in Germany
Friday, October 20, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) follow-up team has concluded a mission to Germany at the request of the German Federal...

Canadian regulator confirms safety of Candu pressure tubes
Thursday, October 19, 2023 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has confirmed the ongoing safety of Candu technology and pressure tubes in Canada’s nuclear reactors. Bruce Power said the decision...

Sweden looks to remove obstacles to nuclear new build
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 by Sweden’s Government and the Swedish Democrats have introduced a new bill to parliament – New Nuclear Power for Sweden – a first step. The bill proposes that the provision in...

Japan releases second batch of treated Fukushima water
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has begun releasing a second batch of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP amid continuing tensions with neighbouring countries.

Three US NPP operating licences transferred from Energy Harbor to Vistra
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 by Texas-based electricity and power generation company VistraOps has received approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to take over the operating licences of Energy...

Romanian regulator approves licensing document for NuScale SMR
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 by Romanian nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica (SNN) and US-based NuScale Power have welcomed approval by the National Commission for the Control of Nuclear Activities (CNCAN -...

Nuclear groups suggest staged approach to increase regulatory efficiency
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 by A new joint report from World Nuclear Association (WNA), the US-based Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the Canadian Nuclear Association (CAN) proposes regulatory steps which...

Iran revokes licences of some IAEA inspectors
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has condemned a decision by Iran to withdraw the designation of several experienced Agency...

IAEA mission reviews Poland’s regulatory framework
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team has found Poland’s nuclear regulatory framework to be in line with IAEA safety standards...

IAEA concludes safety review of Spain’s Ascó NPP
Friday, September 15, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) team of experts has completed a review of operational safety at the Ascó NPP in Spain. The...

Positive regulatory decision on Olkiluoto waste facility
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 by Finland’s Radiation & Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK - Säteilyturvakeskus) has issued its decision on the periodic safety assessment (PSA) of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj’s (TVO's)...

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