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13 April 2020 - Update for residents of Kyiv, Ukraine. Noting the large number of misleading stories and articles which continue in the media this week. I would like to give a further update regarding the fire in the Exclusion Zone...
The regulatory guide for reviewing the licensee's technical report for the extension of the operating period of commercial power reactors, enacted in November 2013, requires evaluation of the proof stress of the concrete structures of nuclear power plants operated...
On 18 March, TEPCO inserted the PMORPH robot into unit 1 in the first of a series of four planned robot explorations of the basement area of its primary containment vessel (PCV) around the pedestal, on which the reactor pressure...
During the 2nd week in January 2017, slightly elevated levels of iodine-131 were observed over northern and western Europe. The levels were measured during a temperature inversion, along with elevated levels of naturally occurring radioisotopes. The deployment of an WC-135 (Constant-Phoenix) air monitoring...
Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons program has been suffering a skills shortage for the last ten years, posing a threat to nuclear safety, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) report says. The latest annual report from the UK MoD’s, Defence Nuclear Safety...
Unit 3 at the South Ukraine NPP suffered an emergency shutdown on 27 November. The Ministry of Energy said it had been disconnected from the grid to identify and eliminate the causes of the reactor scram. Emissions and discharges...
Despite best efforts, safety measures cannot completely guarantee prevention of high magnitude accidents, which  sometimes do occur. With this in mind, it is therefore necessary that countries and organisations, are fully prepared, in order to reduce the impact of...
Acceptance testing in the nuclear industry (Factory, Site, Operational, etc.), are tests conducted to determine if the requirements of a specification, nuclear safety and contract are fully met. Each system should be assigned a classification, then checking is performed on...

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