21 May (NucNet): Requests by International Atomic Energy Agency member states for Operational Safety Review (Osart) missions “do not appear to have increased” since Fukushima-Daiichi and several countries have still not requested an Osart missions, the agency’s director-general has said.
20 May (NucNet): Belgium’s nuclear safety regulator has given approval for GDF Suez to restart two nuclear reactors closed last year over safety concerns, it said in a statement.
17 May (NucNet): Russia says it is ready to offer financial assistance as part of its potential involvement in construction of the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam.
17 May (NucNet): As the US economy rebounds and electricity demand increases, additional nuclear power plant construction can be anticipated beyond the five reactors already being built in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, the Nuclear Energy Institute’s chief executive has told industry leaders.
16 May (NucNet): Horizon Nuclear Power has signed “a major contract” with its reactor technology provider and primary contractor, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd, setting the framework for design work to be undertaken for the proposed new nuclear build project at Wylfa in north Wales.
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NucNet has published an updated fact file detailing the levels and impact of emissions and radiation in Japan following the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi in March 2011.