24 May (NucNet): Relatively stable cooling of fuel and fuel debris in the reactors and spent fuel pools has been established at Fukushima-Daiichi, but there are still “several challenges” to be met before “a sustainable situation” is achieved at the plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.
23 May (NucNet): The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is launching a special inspection at Duke Energy’s Shearon Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina to assess the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a flaw of about 0.6 centimetres on the plant’s reactor pressure vessel (RPV) head.
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.
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NucNet has published an updated fact file with links to source material used in reporting the March 2011 accident at Fukushima-Daiichi and subsequent developments.
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.