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  • New nuclear power plant earmarked for North Wales

    03 June 2024

    Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales is the government’s preferred site for the UK’s third large-scale gigawatt nuclear power plant, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has announced. The government is kickstarting talks with global energy firms to explore building the new power plant....

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  • IAEA Conference focusses on strengthening and sustaining nuclear security amid emerging threats

    31 May 2024

    Over 130 countries met at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Conference on Nuclear Security on 20 May. Attendees came together to strengthen nuclear security efforts to counter the threat of nuclear terrorism and other malicious acts in the face of emerging risks....

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  • Polish Government issues decision in principle on Rolls-Royce SMRs

    20 May 2024

    Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment has issued a Decision in Principle endorsing Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology. Rolls-Royce SMR and SGP Industria have welcomed the Decision in Principle issued by Poland’s Environment Minister, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, who has said she believes the investment would be in the public interest and in line with the country’s energy and climate policies....

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  • Sizewell C granted nuclear site licence

    07 May 2024

    The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has announced that a nuclear site licence has been granted to Sizewell C Ltd to install and operate a nuclear power station at Sizewell C in Suffolk. The decision was made following an assessment of the nuclear site licence application made by Sizewell C Ltd, with ONR’s review concluding that the application has met the requirements set out in regulatory guidance....

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  • Japan’s ALPS treated water release progressing as planned, IAEA says

    29 April 2024

    The discharge of treated water from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) is progressing in accordance with the Implementation Plan approved by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the Task Force set up by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed....

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EDF complies with Heysham 1 improvement notice 29 April 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has confirmed that EDF Energy Nuclear Generation has complied with an improvement notice that the regulator issued following an incident in December 2023 at the Heysham 1 Power Station in Lancashire....

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Urenco UK issued with improvement notice for transport shortfalls 18 April 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has served an improvement notice on Urenco UK (UUK) after shortfalls were identified in compliance with transport regulations. ONR issued the enforcement action after carrying out inspections related to a request from UUK to validate a package design used for the transport of enriched uranium....

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BYLOR JV complies with two enforcement notices for fire safety shortfalls at Hinkley Point C 16 April 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has confirmed that contractors Bouygues Travaux Publics SAS and Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited, who are the joint venture partners in BYLOR JV, have complied with two enforcement notices served on them for shortfalls in fire safety at the Hinkley Point C construction site....

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Publication of International Atomic Energy Agency review of Operational Safety at Heysham 2 Power Station 08 April 2024

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its review of Heysham 2 power station’s operational safety following a three week visit to the station in October 2023. The visit was carried out by an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) made up of nuclear industry experts from across the world....

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ONR notifies Sellafield Ltd of intention to prosecute 28 March 2024

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified Sellafield Ltd that it will be prosecuted under the Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003. The charges relate to alleged information technology security offences during a four-year period between 2019 and early 2023....

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