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Iran talks seen as constructive
08 April, 2021
US and Iranian officials said initial indirect talks in Vienna on 6...
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Iran demands sanctions are lifted before any direct talks with Washington
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said on 3 April that the stalemate over the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is about to be...

UK’s Hinkley Point B NPP to resume limited operation
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 17 March gave EDF Energy permission for Reactors 3 and 4 at Hinkley Point B power station to return to service for a limited period...

IAEA’s Grossi reaches agreement for technical discussions with Iran
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi on 4 March told a press conference in Vienna that a new agreement had been reached with Iran...

Belarus to implement IAEA recommendations
Friday, February 05, 2021 by The government of Belarus on 2 February approved the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations and proposals of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission on...

Biden appoints new head of NRC
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that President Joe Biden had designated Christopher T Hanson as NRC’s 18th Chairman, effective immediately.

Chemical permit granted for Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant
Friday, January 22, 2021 by The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) has granted a chemical permit for the large-scale handling and storage of hazardous chemicals required at the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear...

UK ONR restructures
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 16 December announced plans to align its leadership structure to other nuclear regulators around the world with a new combined post of...

Japan’s NRA inspects JAPC headquarters following data changes
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) launched an on-site inspection at the Japan Atomic Power Co's (JAPC) head office in Tokyo on 14 December after it was learned earlier this...

Iranian parliament adopts bill to revive nuclear activities
Monday, November 30, 2020 by In the wake of the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on 27 November, the Iranian parliament (Islamic Consultative Assembly) on 29 November passed a...

Holtec accelerates US NRC design certification for SMR-160
Thursday, November 05, 2020 by Holtec International said that its drive to secure design certification for its SMR-160 small modular reactor from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was “on an...

Poland’s Synthos seeks regulatory opinion on BWRX-300
Monday, November 02, 2020 by Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) has submitted documentation to Polish regulator Państwowa Agencja Atomistyki (PAA – the National Atomic Energy Agency) with respect to GEH’s...

Iran and IAEA reaffirm cooperation
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran have agreed “to further reinforce their cooperation and enhance mutual trust to facilitate the full implementation of...

NuScale progresses SMR Vendor Design Review in Canada
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by US-based NuScale Power announced that it completed its second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) of its small...

US regulator accepts Oklo's Aurora licence application for review
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted for review a combined licence application from Oklo Power to build and operate its 1.5MW Aurora reactor at the Idaho...

US NRC streamlines licensing for advanced reactors
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted 4-0 to approve the implementation of a more streamlined and predictable licensing pathway for advanced non-light water reactors,...

Lithuania and Belarus agree on notification of nuclear accidents
Friday, May 29, 2020 by Lithuania’s State Atomic Energy Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) on 25 May signed a bilateral inter-institutional agreement with the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus...

New emergency zones for Swedish nuclear power plants
Friday, May 22, 2020 by Sweden’s Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) announced this week, that in accordance with an SSM proposal, the government had decided on new emergency zones for operations with...

Finnish regulator undertakes remote assessment of Hanhikivi-1 project
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Scheduled inspection of RAOS Project, the supplier of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, was undertaken by Finnish regulator STUK using Skype, Russian state...

Belarus inspected by regulator in preparation for fuel loading
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by The Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor) said on 20 February that it had begun a targeted inspection at the Belarus nuclear plant.

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