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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,...

IAEA and GIF call for faster deployment of next generation reactors
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), an initiative involving 13 countries focused on next generation nuclear power...

Rosatom says pandemic restrictions are easing but urges caution
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 by The director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev released a new video message for industry employees on 5 June, in which he said the...

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.

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