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Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US House
18 August, 2022
The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has been sent to President Joe Biden...
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Ukrainian regulator restores licences for Chernobyl exclusion zone
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) said on 11 August that its Licensing Commission had restored the validity of a number of licences for enterprises operating...

French regulator modifies ruling on NPP thermal discharges
Friday, August 12, 2022 by French regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has temporarily modified its prescriptions governing thermal discharges from several NPPs. ASN said that, “faced with the...

French regulator orders safety upgrades at Bugey NPP
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by French regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has given EDF formal notice to comply with the provisions of the safety report for reactors 2, 4 and 5 of the Bugey NPP, relating...

South Korea to support research reactor regulation in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 by The Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) has signed a $2.32 million contract with the Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission of Saudi Arabia to provide regulatory support...

NRC certifies NuScale SMR for US use
Monday, August 01, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said that it directed staff to issue a final rule that certifies NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) design for use in the United States.

Iran talks set to resume
Monday, June 27, 2022 by EU Foreign Policy Chief Josef Borrell said during a recent visit to Tehran, that the Vienna talks will resume with the aim of reinstating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

UK regulators of fusion R&D to retain responsibility for fusion energy
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Future fusion energy facilities will continue to be regulated by the Environment Agency (EA) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the UK government has confirmed. In October 2021,...

Iran begins removal of IAEA monitoring systems
Monday, June 13, 2022 by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told a press conference that Iran had informed the Agency of its intention to remove 27 cameras as well as an online monitoring system and...

EDF’s NUWARD SMR to be case study for European regulatory review
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by EDF has announced that its Small Modular Reactor NUWARD will be the case study for a European early joint regulatory review led by the French Safety Authority (ASN) with the...

US NRC awards academic grants for nuclear science and engineering
Friday, May 06, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on 4 May that it had awarded 25 grants to 20 academic institutions, including two minority-serving institutions, in 20 US...

Kazakhstan-China agreement on nuclear materials to be ratified
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Kazakh Majilis (parliament) on 27 April approved ratification of the agreement between Kazakhstan and China on the prevention of the movement of nuclear materials. The draft law...

IAEA completes regulatory review in Slovenia
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission has found that Slovenia is continuously working to further strengthen its mature...

Rolls-Royce SMR begins UK Generic Design Assessment
Monday, April 04, 2022 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 1 April announced, along with the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales, the start of Step 1 of the Generic Design Assessment...

ONR delicenses Imperial College London Consort Reactor site
Monday, April 04, 2022 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has formally revoked the nuclear site licence of the Imperial College London Consort Reactor site after nearly 60 years.

Rolls-Royce SMR entering regulatory assessment process
Monday, March 07, 2022 by Rolls-Royce announced that its 470MW small modular reactor (SMR) design is entering the UK's Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process with regulators – the Office for Nuclear...

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority announces new regulations
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM - Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said that new, modern regulations for nuclear facilities in Sweden would enter into force on 1 March.

Regulators complete UK HPR1000 design assessment
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency have confirmed that the UK Hualong Pressurised Water Reactor (UK HPR1000) is suitable for construction in the...

West Virginia seeks to end ban on nuclear construction
Friday, February 04, 2022 by A bill removing the ban on construction of new nuclear power plants in the US state of West Virginia has been approved by both the Senate (by 24 votes to seven on 25 January) and...

UK ONR grants permission for next construction phase at Hinkley Point C
Monday, January 31, 2022 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted permission for the start of bulk mechanical, electrical and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (MEH) component...

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