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GE Hitachi applies to renew used fuel storage facility licence
08 July, 2021
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 6 July that staff...
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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...

Zero emissions certificates for New Jersey NPPs
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) said on 27 April it had approved three-year Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the US Hope Creek, Salem One, and Salem Two...

Turkish regulator inspects equipment for Akkuyu
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Representatives of the Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NDK) on 19 April visited Russian manufacturers of equipment and materials intended for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant...

Nuclear industry urges climate leaders to consider nuclear power
Monday, April 26, 2021 by Ahead of the US-led climate summit on 22-23 April, nuclear industry organisations issued a press statement urging the inclusion of nuclear power in those discussions. The statement...

Tepco formally banned from restarting Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 14 April issued an order formally banning Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) from restarting the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear...

Iran talks seen as constructive
Thursday, April 08, 2021 by US and Iranian officials said initial indirect talks in Vienna on 6 April aimed at reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), were "constructive", with negotiations...

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...

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