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SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded drive mechanism contract Bruce Power
20 September, 2021
Candu Energy, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group announced on 16 September...
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IAEA says Denmark is committed to a high level of safety
Monday, September 13, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that an Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team had  concluded a 10-day mission to Denmark on 8 September, the first mission...

Russian mobile laser tested for Arctic accident and emergency use
Friday, September 10, 2021 by Rosatom said on 8 September that it had taken part in the first pilot research exercises run by the Russian Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences...

ENSREG inspection started at the Belarusian NPP
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by Experts from the European Nuclear Safety Regulatory Group (ENSREG) are visiting the Belarus NPP from 31 August to 2 September as part of the second phase of the peer review of...

US Sandia Labs develop modelling software to support advanced reactor safety
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by US Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) said on 24 August that it was expanding modelling software to support nuclear safety and regulatory activities related to advanced reactor...

Safety review halted at Japan’s Tsuruga NPP over data tampering
Thursday, August 19, 2021 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 18 August decided to suspend its safety screening of the unit 2 reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co’s (JAPC’s) Tsuruga NPP in Fukui...

Jacobs to supply First Plasma Radiological Environmental Monitoring System for ITER
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by US-based Jacobs said on 10 August that it had been selected to design and deliver the First Plasma Radiological Environmental Monitoring System (REMS), a key safety system for...

US NRC seeks comment on Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facility licence renewal
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 6 August that it is seeking public comment on its draft environmental impact statement for the proposed licence renewal of...

Curtiss-Wright to develop control systems for Xe-100 HTGR
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by US-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation and X-energy jointly announced on 2 August that Curtiss-Wright has been selected to develop the Reactivity Control and Shutdown System for the...

Leningrad II undergoes safety inspection
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom on 3 August confirmed the safety of the new units of the Leningrad NPP, The second stage of the Leningrad NPP (Leningrad II) was the subject of...

Chernobyl NPP to receive a licence to operate New Safe Confinement
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) will receive a licence to operate the New Safe Confinement (NSC) built to encase the destroyed reactor 4 at the Chernobyl NPP and the...

IAEA reviews long term operational safety at Spain’s Ascó NPP
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team on 30 July completed a review of long term operational safety at the Ascó NPP in...

Spain’s regulator rejects Berkeley’s plans for uranium mine in Salamanca
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by Spain's Nuclear Safety Council (Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear - CSN) on 12 July blocked Berkeley Energia's planned uranium mine in Salamanca citing safety concerns. The CSN...

Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine licence renewed
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 28 June said it will renew the uranium mine licence held by Cameco Corporation (Cameco) for its Cigar Lake Operation in...

Ignalina NPP publishes decommissioning safety analysis report
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by As part of the licensing process for the decommissioning of Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP), a safety analysis report has been prepared and was published on 15 June for public...

NEA looks at long-term management of severe accident
Thursday, May 06, 2021 by A new report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Long-Term Management and Actions for a Severe Accident in a Nuclear Power Plant, reviewed knowledge and experience gained...

Rosatom lists targets for 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by In a video address to employees of Russia’s nuclear industry on 28 April, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev spoke about production targets safety standards. He said that,...

Tepco penalised for lax security at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
Monday, April 12, 2021 by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said on 7 April that it will accept a penalty imposed by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) over inadequate anti-terrorism measures at...

Installation of inner containment begins at unit 1 of Kursk-II
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Installation of the dome part of the inner containment shell has begun at unit I of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP, ASE (Rosatom’s engineering division) said on 5 April. The inner containment...

Atommash begins manufacturing passive safety systems for Akkuyu NPP
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division - Atomenergomash) has begun to manufacture containers for the passive core bay system...

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