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Rosatom says pandemic restrictions are easing but urges caution
09 June, 2020
The director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...
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US NRC proposed ruling on SMRs supported by DOE
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 by 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
Monday, June 08, 2020 by 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
Monday, June 01, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by 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
Thursday, April 23, 2020 by 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
Monday, March 16, 2020 by 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
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.

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