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Foreign companies flock to build nuclear plants in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....Kepco’s motives for the Moorside interest are not yet clear. It may want to get a foothold in the UK and provide the finance to build AP1000 reactors designed by Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse, with the Office for Nuclear Regulation expected to give clearance for the technology imminently after a four-year process. ...
UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:00:22 AM
....”. A spokesperson for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said: “The Environment Agency and Office for Nuclear Regulation have independently assessed the station design of Hinkley Point C for safety, security and environmental impact before granting approval. ...
UK nuclear power stations 'could be forced to close' after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:28:07 PM
....Over the weekend, the GMB union called on ministers to reconsider their “foolhardy rush” to leave the treaty, claiming it could endanger the “UK’s entire nuclear future”. But the Office for Nuclear Regulation argued there could even be be some positives to leaving Euratom, such as a reduction in bureaucracy. ...
Brexit will delay new British nuclear power stations, warn experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 11:12:51 AM
.... This could occur either within or outside of the Euratom arrangement,” he said. Leaving Euratom is likely to also add to the workload of the UK’s nuclear regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation, which is busy assessing designs for Britain’s first Chinese-designed nuclear power plant. ...
Security fears over China nuclear deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 02:41:26 PM
....They fear "trapdoors or backdoors" could be inserted into IT systems, allowing Beijing to bypass British security measures. Responding to concerns, David Cameron's official spokesman said: "We have the Office for Nuclear Regulation - which is our independent nuclear regulator - which has very strict regulations in place in terms of how nuclear plants are operated and the security around them and that has done all the due diligence and is content with things as they stand. ...
Why we should welcome Chinese investment in the UK’s nuclear programme image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 06:26:28 PM
.... Safety is of the utmost importance to both EDF and our Chinese partners. Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation is one of the most robust independent nuclear regulators in the world. ...
UK monitoring French nuclear issue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 18th of April 2015 03:01:30 PM
....Areva, which is building Flamanville 3 for EDF, says it is the first plant in the "new French reactor fleet", and it includes Areva's new EPR reactor. The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation said it was aware of the French Nuclear Safety Authority's concerns about the reactor and would continue to liaise with French authorities. ...
Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen warns of 'Chernobyl on steroids' risk in UK from proposed Cumbria plant image
.... The reactor has been selected for the proposed £10bn Moorside plant, a Toshiba-GDF Suez joint venture that will power six million homes. It is going through an approval process with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). ...
The nuclear industry still has its secrets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of October 2014 09:25:13 AM
....The design assessment of the new European pressurised reactor (EPR) developed by EDF and its nuclear specialist Areva is important, because it is key to determining whether the public accepts the safety of Hinkley. It is disturbing that the few detailed answers obtained about who exactly undertook that review had to come by way of a Freedom of Information request, not by an immediate and voluntary statement from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). ...
Tough talk on tax means nothing if every country does different things image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of October 2014 11:05:52 PM
....The design assessment of the new European pressurised reactor (EPR) developed by EDF and its nuclear specialist Areva is important, because it is key to determining whether the public accepts the safety of Hinkley. It is disturbing that the few detailed answers obtained about who exactly undertook that review had to come by way of a Freedom of Information request, not by an immediate and voluntary statement from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). ...
Two nuclear power stations could be out of action until December, says EDF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:30:22 AM
...."During the coming weeks the programme team will focus on completing the inspections and work to build a robust case for the safe continuing operation of the boilers," the company said. "This 'safety case' is subject to approval from the independent nuclear regulator, the ONR (Office for Nuclear Regulation). ...
EDF shuts two nuclear power stations temporarily image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of August 2014 12:22:33 PM
...."We have many generation sources to call on and demand is low at this time of the year," said a spokeswoman. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) revealed that the problem at Heysham 1 was an unexpected crack in a boiler. ...
Dungeness B nuclear plant operator wants safety limit raised image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 02:59:21 AM
....The bricks, which degrade over time due to radiation, are vital for safety. The Office for Nuclear Regulation said it was a "robust" body but one expert accused it of "moving the goalposts". ...
....Britain’s nuclear watchdog faces what shocked industry insiders are calling “unbelievable” conflicts of interest, The Independent can reveal. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is receiving technical advice from several of the very companies that it is supposed to be monitoring, including the US engineering conglomerate Jacobs and the Ftse 100 stalwart Amec. ...
Mark Leftly: The reactors are coming but the nuclear inspectors are going image
.... . Les Philpott, the deputy chief executive at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), has told me that although the organisation has undertaken a "massive" recruitment programme, it is "running just to stand still". ...

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