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IAEA notes improvements in Czech regulatory framework

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

IAEA IRRS misison to Czech Republic - 48The Czech Republic has significantly enhanced its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, but work remains in implementing the country's new Atomic Act, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded.

Cover installed over collapsed Hanford tunnel

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hanford_tunnel_cover_(DOE_Hanford)-48A protective plastic cover has been installed at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site over the roof of a tunnel that partially collapsed earlier this month. The cover will provide additional protection while longer-term risk mitigation measures are developed and implemented at the site in Washington State.

Swiss voters approve gradual nuclear phase out

Monday, May 22, 2017

Switzerland voted in a referendum yesterday to approve a revision to the country's energy policy that promotes the use of renewable energy sources and energy conservation. The revised Federal Energy Act also prohibits the construction of new nuclear power plants.

European consortium completes first Iter magnet

Monday, May 22, 2017

Iter_TF_coil_magnet_May_2017_(F4E)-48The first of 18 toroidal field coils has been made in Europe. Gigantic superconducting magnets, they will generate the magnetic cage to contain the Iter fusion reactor's plasma.