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Work begins in Kyrgyz Republic to clean up Soviet-era uranium
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.