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Canadian regulator renews OPG’s licence to develop SMR
18 October, 2021
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is renewing Ontario...
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US NRC releases draft paper on micro-reactors licensing strategies
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a draft white paper outlining optional strategies for streamlining licensing of anticipated micro-reactors. Its goal is to...

IAEA and ISO commit to developing international standards
Friday, September 03, 2021 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) have renewed their commitment to continue working together in the development...

US NRC releases preliminary findings from Vogtle 3 special inspection
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC on 27 August released its initial conclusions from the June special inspection at the Vogtle NPP units under construction in Waynesboro,...

US NRC releases preliminary findings from Vogtle 3 special inspection
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 27 August released its initial conclusions from the June special inspection at the Vogtle NPP units under construction in Waynesboro, Georgia.

Chernobyl NPP receives licence to operate New Safe Confinement
Monday, August 23, 2021 by ​​​​​​​Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) on 20 August received a licence for operation of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) which now surrounds the ageing sarcophagus (shelter), which was...

US NRC launches special inspection at Davis-Besse NPP
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has launched a special inspection at the Davis-Besse NPP that will focus on two separate issues: multiple diesel generator failures...

GE Hitachi applies to renew used fuel storage facility licence
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 6 July that staff had received and was considering an application for the renewal of special nuclear materials (SNM) Licence...

US NRC discontinues preparation for 40-year licence renewals
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to discontinue its considerations of regulatory and other changes which would allow NPP operators to apply for 40-year...

Licensing documentation submitted for Egypt’s El Dabaa nuclear plant
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) has handed over the licensing documentation for construction of units 1 and 2 of El Dabaa NPP to the Egyptian Nuclear and...

Iran stops sharing images with IAEA
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by The Iranian parliament said on 27 June that an agreement to share images from certain nuclear sites with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had ended, state-run news...

NRC launches special inspection at Vogtle 3
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 21 June that it has launched a special inspection at the Vogtle NPP in Georgia “to identify what has led to construction remediation...

Duke Energy seeks licence extension for Oconee NPP
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Duke Energy on 21 June filed an application with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew Oconee Nuclear Station’s operating licences for an additional 20 years for all...

Foratom urges EU support for nuclear medicine
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by European nuclear trade association Foratom on 14 June released a position paper on, “Medical Uses of Nuclear Technology Role, Challenges & Perspectives”, urging the European Union (EU)...

WNA report says regulatory harmonisation needed to speed SMR deployment
Thursday, June 10, 2021 by A new report published on 8 June by the World Nuclear Association says that, for small modular reactors (SMRs) to play their part in the clean energy transition, it is crucial...

Ukraine regulators begin inspection of Chernobyl as waste transfer begins
Thursday, May 27, 2021 by The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine (SNRCU) said on 24 May that it was about to begin a scheduled inspection the Chernobyl NPP to verify compliance with...

IAEA’s Grossi averts crisis with Iran
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 24 May that he had agreed with Iran to extend by one month the basic verification and...

Slovak regulator issues permit for commissioning of Mochovce 3
Monday, May 17, 2021 by Slovakia’s nuclear regulator, the Office for the Supervision of Nuclear Power Plants (ÚJD) on 13 May issued a permit for the commissioning of unit 3 of the Mochovce NPP. UJD said...

UK Generic Design Assessment opened to advanced reactors
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 11 May released an updated policy paper on Advanced Nuclear Technologies after the UK government declared...

US NRC approves 80-year operating life for Surry NPP
Thursday, May 06, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 4 May that it had approved a request from Dominion Energy to extend the operating licences for its two-unit Surry NPP in...

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