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Special fire trucks delivered for Russia’s FNPP
20 October, 2020
Five unique vehicles made specifically to ensure the fire safety of...
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Japan’s NRA approves restart plans for Kashiwazaki-Kariva 7
Monday, October 19, 2020 by The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved a report from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on the modernisation and strengthening of safety measures...

EDF served with improvement notice over safety at Heysham NPP
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 7 September served an Improvement Notice on EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd (EDF Energy) for shortfalls in safety procedures at Heysham...

Leningrad II NPP unit 6 completes WANO pre-start peer review
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Experts from the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Power Plant Operators (WANO-MTs) on 11 August completed a pre-start peer review of the VVER-1200 at unit 6 of...

Progress at India’s Kudankulam NPP
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro (L&T India), with the technical assistance of Russian specialists, has completed the installation of the dry shielding at the reactor vessel for unit...

X-Energy submits its SMR for Canadian Vendor Design Review
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by US company X-energy announced on 11 August that it had initiated a Vendor Design Review (VDR) for its Xe-100 small modular reactor (SMR) design with the Canadian Nuclear Safety...

French regulator releases IAEA report on Flamanville 3
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) on 5 August posted online the report of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) pre-OSART...

Third tier of inner containment completed at Rooppur 1
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The third tier of the inner containment shell of the reactor building at unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh was completed on 1 July, according to Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE -...

Work begins in Kyrgyz Republic to clean up Soviet-era uranium
Friday, July 31, 2020 by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 28 July that work had started in the Kyrgyz Republic to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia, a...

Radiation warning signs to be installed along Russia’s Techa River
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Some 300 radiation warning signs are to be installed along the Techa River, which is adjacent to the radiochemical plant at Russia’s Mayak production association in Ozersk,...

IAEA and GIF call for faster deployment of next generation reactors
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), an initiative involving 13 countries focused on next generation nuclear power...

Rosatom says pandemic restrictions are easing but urges caution
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 by The director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev released a new video message for industry employees on 5 June, in which he said the...

US NRC proposed ruling on SMRs supported by DOE
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 5 June published in the Federal Register a proposed ruling on Emergency Preparedness for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Other...

Tepco and Toshiba join forces to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
Monday, June 08, 2020 by Tepco Holdings Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a company to carry out safety upgrade measures at unit 6...

ASN’s 2019 report calls for more quality and rigour
Monday, June 01, 2020 by France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) on 28 May published its report on nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2019.

Atkins to verify the safety of reactor protection software at Hinkley Point C
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by Atkins, part the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected to independently assess the software for the reactor protection system that will monitor two reactors at the UK's Hinkley Point...

IAEA’s SMR Regulators’ Forum makes safety recommendations
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by New safety recommendations for small modular reactors (SMRs) are now available online, following a meeting of senior national nuclear regulators in Vienna on 25-28 March.

Mixed progress for Japan’s nuclear plant restarts
Thursday, April 23, 2020 by Operators of Japan's Takahama, Genkai and Tokai nuclear power plants are proceeding with safety upgrade work and restart efforts, but some projects are facing delays.

Robotic fire extinguishing complex for Russia’s Kalinin nuclear plant
Monday, March 16, 2020 by Russia’s Kalinin nuclear power plant is to become a pilot site for the introduction of an innovative robotic fire extinguishing complex.

IAEA mission sees strengthened safety inspections in Japan
Saturday, January 25, 2020 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team said on 21 January that Japan had strengthened inspections as part of extensive efforts...

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