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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...

Belarus regulator reports on NPP stress tests
Monday, November 20, 2017 by The Belarus Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Gosatomnadzor) has published a national report on the results of stress tests for the nuclear power plant under construction...

Japan’s NRA tightens cooling requirements for BWRs
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has decided that operators of boiling water reactors (BWRs) will be required to install new emergency cooling systems to be activated in...

EDF repairs pumping stations at 20 power reactors
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by EDF said on 11 October that it is repairing pumping station pipes at 20 nuclear reactors to increase seismic safety after an in-depth investigation revealed that metal is thinning...

WANO and NEA enhance co-operation on safety
Thursday, October 05, 2017 by The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) have agreed to co-operate to further develop approaches, practices and methods to...

EDF says Le Creusot investigation reveals no safety concerns
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The tests currently being carried out on reactor components manufactured at Areva’s Le Creusot forge have so far revealed no safety problems, the EDF group said in a statement on...

Conditional approval given to restart Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 13 September failed to certify the safety of units 6 and 7 at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (Tepco’s) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in...

French regulator increases supervision of Belleville NPP
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) said on 13 September that it had placed France’s Belleville NPP operated by EDF, under increased supervision...

Hoppecke to supply batteries for Hinkley Point C
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Hoppecke Industrial Batteries, the UK arm of the German company Hoppecke Batterien GmbH, on 13 September was announced as the supplier of batteries for safety systems at the UK’s...

ASN asks EDF to review Le Creusot manufacturing files
Sunday, August 20, 2017 by France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) said on 16 August that it had opened a public consultation on a draft decision governing the review of...

IAEA launches new safety tool
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched an online tool for strengthening the safety of workers who risk exposure to ionising radiation in the fields of medicine...

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