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SNRIU Participated in IAEA International Emergency Response Exercise

On 20-21 November 2013, SNRIU participated in the ConvEx-3 wide-scale international emergency exercise. This exercise was conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) within the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (Ukraine signed the Convention on 24 September 1986). Totally 57 states and 9 international organizations were involved in the exercise. IAEA […]

Visit of Western European Nuclear Regulators Association

On the 12th of November participants of a plenary meeting of the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) visited the Chernobyl NPP within the framework of a technical tour. Chernobyl NPP The Western European Nuclear Regulators Association represents a network of heads of regulatory bodies from the EU countries with nuclear power facilities and Switzerland, […]

Extension of service life-time of Unit 1 of South-Ukraine NPP

With the purpose to encourage public participation in state affairs, discussion of decisions that may have effect on the environment, giving the possibility of easy access to information about the activity of state executive authorities, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine continues the process of public discussion of the issue related to the extension […]

International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources throughout Their Life Cycle

The International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Maintaining Continuous Global Control of Sources throughout Their Life Cycle (hereinafter referred to as the Conference) was held 27-31 October, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Conference was organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as the IAEA). The […]

Saudi nuclear weapons ‘on order’ from Pakistan

Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. While the kingdom’s quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran’s atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such […]

Japan needs set number of reactors to stay competitive: ex-IEA chief

Japan should maintain a certain number of nuclear power plants to sustain its industrial competitiveness, former International Energy Agency Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka has said. Asked about the government’s basic energy program due out later this year, Tanaka, now special adviser to the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, said Japanese industries need to compete with […]