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Citizens recommend completion of Korean units

Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:16:08 GMT

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48Construction of units 5 and 6 of South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant looks set to resume after an independent panel today recommended completion of the project. Work on the units - about 30% complete - was suspended in July after President Moon Jae-in issued an administrative order to halt their construction.


Limited construction permit issued for Turkish plant

Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:15:05 GMT

Construction of non-nuclear facilities at the site of the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey can begin after the granting of a limited construction permit. A licence permitting full construction to start is expected to be issued in the first half of 2018.


IAEA sees safety commitment at EDF's Bugey plant

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:17:46 GMT

Bugey plant 48EDF's Bugey nuclear power plant in eastern France has demonstrated a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, the mission identified areas for further improvement.


Wide interest in small reactor plan, says CNL

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:56:51 GMT

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has released a summary report of its request for expressions of interest on small modular reactors (SMRs). Responses were received from 80 organisations, including 19 expressions of interest in siting a prototype or demonstration SMR at a CNL site.


Russia completes hot tests at Rostov 4

Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:59:59 GMT

Rostov units 1-4 - 48Hot tests have been completed on the reactor equipment of unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant in Russia. The VVER-1000/V-320 reactor is scheduled for start-up this year. Atomproekt, an engineering subsidiary of the state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said the tests are a mandatory part of preparations for the physical start-up, namely fuel loading.


IAEA team notes improvements in Romanian regulation

Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:11:36 GMT

Romania has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. The team also made recommendations for further improvement.


Energoatom's development requires new law: report

Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:08:18 GMT

The corporatization of Ukraine's Energoatom requires the development of a special law that will need to take into account all its characteristics as nuclear power plant operator, a consultancy report has concluded. The report was presented last week by a consortium selected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to advise Energoatom on its restructuring. The consortium consists of the UK's Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and Ukraine's IMEPOWER.


Mining operations to resume at WIPP

Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:41:05 GMT

WIPP continuous miner - 48The mining of salt from the US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico is expected to resume in the coming weeks. Mining of Panel 8 was halted in 2014 following separate fire and radiological events that suspended waste emplacement operations at the facility.


Lightbridge fuel moves towards irradiation testing

Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:28 GMT

Lighbtridge_EFI_(Lightbridge)-48Lightbridge Corporation has signed orders with the Institute for Energy Technology, operator of Norway's Halden research reactor, for the design and fabrication of a second irradiation rig for testing of its fuels. The IFE is already manufacturing a first test rig ready for irradiation testing of Lightbridge's fuel samples in the reactor.


NEI calls for reform to design certification process

Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:28:38 GMT

Vogtle_3_second_SG_(Georgia_Power)-48The Nuclear Energy Institute has called on US regulators to reform its reactor design certification process by removing an extra tier of information designations it describes as unnecessarily burdensome. The NEI says five years of experience at US construction projects have shown Tier 2* designations reduce flexibility while imposing additional burdens and complexity on both licensee and regulator, without adding any safety benefit.