China and Iran have signed the first commercial contract for the reconstruction of Iran's Arak heavy water reactor. The core of the reactor was removed as part of an international agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory basis for new emergency preparedness requirements for small modular reactors and new technologies such as non-light water reactor facilities. A regulatory basis is an early stage in the NRC's rulemaking process.
The International Atomic Energy Agency this month launched a project to enhance regulatory frameworks for nuclear security in African countries.
Toshiba Corp said today it will establish its four in-house companies as wholly-owned subsidiaries and aim to "to maximise the value of each business". As of 1 October, it will split off its Energy Systems & Solutions Company, and the Nuclear Energy Systems & Solutions Division, and transfer them to a newly established company.