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Robotic fire extinguishing complex for Russia’s Kalinin nuclear plant
16 March, 2020
Russia’s Kalinin nuclear power plant is to become a pilot site for...
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IAEA mission sees strengthened safety inspections in Japan
Saturday, January 25, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 by 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
Thursday, October 31, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by 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
Friday, September 20, 2019 by 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
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by 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
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by 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
Friday, May 24, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has launched an investigation into fraud affecting nuclear safety, after receiving 22 warnings from whistleblowers.

Russia upgrades key fast neutron critical stand in Obninsk
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Russia’s AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering in Obninsk has begun commissioning of a upgraded complex of critical stands (BFS) to better conduct research on...

EDF Energy again extends outages at Hunterston B
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by EDF Energy said this week March that it has extended outages at the two reactors at its Hunterston B plant in Scotland while the Office for Nuclear Regulation assessed their safety cases.

New contracts for Canada’s Kinetrics
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Canadian company Kinectrics has been awarded two major contracts by Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica, the owner/operator of the Cernavoda nuclear plant.

Finnish regulator approves operation of OL3
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (Stuk) announced on 25 February that the government can issue an operating permit for unit 3 of Teollisuuden Voima’s (TVO’s) Olkiluoto NPP to the...

More problems for Finland’s OL3
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Finland’s Finland’s radiation and nuclear safety authority, Stuk, has identified further safety issues at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP (OL3), which will need to be rectified before...

IAEA completes operational safety review at Armenian NPP
Friday, December 14, 2018 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Armenian...

Sweden says nuclear safety research is underfunded
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by Critical areas of nuclear safety research are currently underfunded and education programmes relating to radiation safety are in jeopardy, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority...

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