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US NRC awards academic grants for nuclear science and engineering
06 May, 2022
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on 4 May that it...
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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...

French regulators says shutdowns should be “carefully weighed”
Monday, January 24, 2022 by The Chairman of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), Bernard Doroszczuk said that 2021 revealed "industrial weaknesses" in the nuclear power plant fleet and fuel cycle...

NRC denies Oklo licence application
Monday, January 10, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 6 January issued a determination denying US-based Oklo Power's application to build and operate its Aurora compact fast reactor in Idaho.

New head of Hungary’s regulator confirmed in position
Thursday, January 06, 2022 by Hungary’s President Viktor Orban on 1 January formally appointed Andrea Beatrix Kádár as the new head of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Agency (HAEA) - an appointment, which will run...

EU draft taxonomy includes nuclear and gas
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 by The European Commission (EC) has drawn up a draft plan to label some natural gas and nuclear energy projects as "green" investments provided they satisfy certain conditions.

IAEA reviews Uganda’s nuclear power infrastructure development
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to Uganda to review the...

US NRC accepts application for Kairos construction permit
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 30 November it had accepted for review an application from Kairos Power for a permit to construct a test reactor at a site in Oak...

NuScale, Prodigy and Kinectrics to propose regulatory framework for marine-deployed SMR
Friday, November 19, 2021 by US-based NuScale Power announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Prodigy Clean Energy and Kinectrics to explore and inform the development of a...

Rolls Royce starts Generic Design Assessment for SMR
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Rolls-Royce has asked the UK government for clearance to begin the 4-5 year long process of seeking regulatory approval for its small modular reactor (SMR) through the Generic...

US NRC receives initial application for SMR construction from Kairos
Friday, November 05, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 29 October it had received the first portion of a construction permit application from Kairos Power, which requests permission to...

Canadian regulator renews OPG’s licence to develop SMR
Monday, October 18, 2021 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is renewing Ontario Power Generation’s licence for a project eventually building a small modular reactor (SMR) at its Darlington site.

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