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Serious nuclear safety violation under investigation in South Korea
24 May, 2019
South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said on 20...
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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...

UAE regulator signs research agreement with Khalifa University
Thursday, September 06, 2018 by The UAE’s Khalifa University of Science and Technology on 2 September signed a collaborative research agreement with the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) to advance...

US NRC to inspect San Onofre after incident involving used fuel
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on 24 August that it will conduct a special inspection at the site of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (Songs), after...

Safety checks requested for new Japanese reactor
Monday, August 13, 2018 by Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company on 10 August applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for safety screening of unit 3 at its Shimane NPP, which is one of two new...

Canada’s Pickering NPP relicensed
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 8 August announced that it was renewing the operating licence for the six-unit Ontario Power Generation's (OPG’s) Pickering NPP for...

Belarusian NPP meets EU stress test requirements
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The national report of Belarus on the results of NPP stress tests complies with the requirements of the European Union (EU), Belta news agency reported on 10 August, citing Mark Foy,...

French commission highlights safety concerns
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by A French parliamentary commission report published on 5 July said France’s nuclear power plants require safety improvements, including their ability to withstand a possible...

Review finds Belarus NPP complies with EU stress tests
Thursday, July 05, 2018 by A European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (Ensreg) peer review has concluded that the Belarusian nuclear plant under construction at Ostrovets the Lithuanian border complies...

Japanese regulator resumes safety checks at Rokkasho reprocessing plant
Sunday, April 08, 2018 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 4 April decided to resume assessing the safety of the Rokkasho used fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture. The checks, which...

NEA report recommends “all-hazards approach”
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has produced a new report “Towards an All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness and Response” which looks at “lessons learned from...

Japan’s NRA approves Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 6&7
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) announced on 27 December that units 6&7 of Tokyo Electric Power Company's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture meet...

No safety issues from falsifications in Japan
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan 0have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel group, Japan’s third-largest steelmaker, which has admitted fabricating...

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