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US NRC proposed ruling on SMRs supported by DOE
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 5 June published in the Federal Register a proposed ruling on Emergency Preparedness for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Other...
Tepco and Toshiba join forces to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
Tepco Holdings Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a company to carry out safety upgrade measures at unit 6...
ASN’s 2019 report calls for more quality and rigour
France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) on 28 May published its report on nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2019.
Atkins to verify the safety of reactor protection software at Hinkley Point C
Atkins, part the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected to independently assess the software for the reactor protection system that will monitor two reactors at the UK's Hinkley Point...
IAEA’s SMR Regulators’ Forum makes safety recommendations
New safety recommendations for small modular reactors (SMRs) are now available online, following a meeting of senior national nuclear regulators in Vienna on 25-28 March.
Mixed progress for Japan’s nuclear plant restarts
Operators of Japan's Takahama, Genkai and Tokai nuclear power plants are proceeding with safety upgrade work and restart efforts, but some projects are facing delays.
Robotic fire extinguishing complex for Russia’s Kalinin nuclear plant
Russia’s Kalinin nuclear power plant is to become a pilot site for the introduction of an innovative robotic fire extinguishing complex.
IAEA mission sees strengthened safety inspections in Japan
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team said on 21 January that Japan had strengthened inspections as part of extensive efforts...
Core melt trap installed at Kudankulam 3
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 4 December completed installation of the core melt trap at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam NPP.
IAEA assesses safety at Mohovce 3
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety Review Team (Pre-OSART) team concluded an 18-day mission to unit 3 of the Mochovce NPP in Slovakia on 5 December....
Sweden approves demolition of iconic Agesta reactor
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM – Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said on 9 December that it had approved the safety report for dismantling and demolition of Ågestaverket,...
IAEA reviews UK regulatory framework
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team on 25 October concluded an 11-day mission to review the UK’s regulatory safety framework.
IAEA reviews Ghana’s nuclear infrastructure development
An International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) follow-up mission, which completed its review on 24 October, said Ghana has made progress...
Core catcher delivered for Russia’s Kursk II-2
The core catcher, or core melt trap, has been delivered for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant, the plant announced on 24 October.
EDF says no French reactors will close because of manufacturing deviations
French utility EDF said on 18 September that the discovery of problems with weldings at some of its nuclear reactors would not lead to any closures.
IAEA team assesses Nigerian research reactor safety
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team said the operator of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) has...
South Korea wins generator contract in India
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has teamed up with its trading unit, Hyundai Corporation to sign a $49 million deal with Indian firm Powerica to supply...
Serious nuclear safety violation under investigation in South Korea
South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said on 20 May that it will expand its special investigation into the manual shutdown of the Hanbit 1 reactor earlier...
ASN investigates possible fraud cases
France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has launched an investigation into fraud affecting nuclear safety, after receiving 22 warnings from whistleblowers.