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Installation of inner containment begins at unit 1 of Kursk-II
06 April, 2021
Installation of the dome part of the inner containment shell has begun...
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Atommash begins manufacturing passive safety systems for Akkuyu NPP
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division - Atomenergomash) has begun to manufacture containers for the passive core bay system...

More delays for US Vogtle NPP
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by Georgia Power Company said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on 19 March that the planned November start up of unit 3 at the Vogtle NPP in Georgia could...

Japan court rejects request to suspend operation of Genkai 3&4
Monday, March 15, 2021 by A Japanese court on 12 March rejected a request to units 3&4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai NPP in Saga Prefecture. The plaintiffs, including people living near the plant,...

Ensreg says Belarus NPP has adequately addressed priority issues
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 by The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (Ensreg) has approved the preliminary report on the peer review team (PRT) of experts on the Belarus National Action Plan of the...

Pakistan’s Karachi 2 achieves criticality
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said on 2 March that unit-2 of Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (K-2) had achieved criticality and would now begin a series of safety tests...

Belarus NPP confirms commitment to safety
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Belarus nuclear regulator Gosatomnadzor announced on16 February that Belarus is committed to continuous improvement of safety at the Belarus NPP. "Joint actions with ENSREG...

European Parliament demands suspension of Belarus NPP
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by The European Parliament (EP) on 11 February adopted a resolution demanding suspension of the launch of the Belarus NPP in Ostrovets citing concerns about its safety. The...

Swiss regulator reports no serious incidents in 2020
Friday, January 29, 2021 by Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Inspectorate (ANSI - Eidgenössisches Nuklearsicherheitsinspektorat) said that Switzerland's nuclear facilities had operated safely in 2020.

Japanese regulator approves safety programme for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
Monday, November 02, 2020 by Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved the operational safety programme submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) for its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power...

Special fire trucks delivered for Russia’s FNPP
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Five unique vehicles made specifically to ensure the fire safety of the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant have arrived in the northernmost city of Russia, Pevek, where...

Japan’s NRA approves restart plans for Kashiwazaki-Kariva 7
Monday, October 19, 2020 by The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved a report from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on the modernisation and strengthening of safety measures...

EDF served with improvement notice over safety at Heysham NPP
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 7 September served an Improvement Notice on EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd (EDF Energy) for shortfalls in safety procedures at Heysham...

Leningrad II NPP unit 6 completes WANO pre-start peer review
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Experts from the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Power Plant Operators (WANO-MTs) on 11 August completed a pre-start peer review of the VVER-1200 at unit 6 of...

Progress at India’s Kudankulam NPP
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro (L&T India), with the technical assistance of Russian specialists, has completed the installation of the dry shielding at the reactor vessel for unit...

X-Energy submits its SMR for Canadian Vendor Design Review
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by US company X-energy announced on 11 August that it had initiated a Vendor Design Review (VDR) for its Xe-100 small modular reactor (SMR) design with the Canadian Nuclear Safety...

French regulator releases IAEA report on Flamanville 3
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) on 5 August posted online the report of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) pre-OSART...

Third tier of inner containment completed at Rooppur 1
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The third tier of the inner containment shell of the reactor building at unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh was completed on 1 July, according to Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE -...

Work begins in Kyrgyz Republic to clean up Soviet-era uranium
Friday, July 31, 2020 by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 28 July that work had started in the Kyrgyz Republic to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia, a...

Radiation warning signs to be installed along Russia’s Techa River
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Some 300 radiation warning signs are to be installed along the Techa River, which is adjacent to the radiochemical plant at Russia’s Mayak production association in Ozersk,...

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