News from 2022

On May 16-18, 2022, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) supported a 3-day virtual event for the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of International Nuclear Security. The webinar was a technical exchange on nuclear security and future capacity development with the goal of introducing new nuclear countries to U.S. Government (USG) capabilities and programs to support safe and secure nuclear development. Topics included...
On April 26, 28, and 29, 2022, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) supported a 3-day Stakeholder Engagement and Communication virtual seminar for Ghana. This was the first of five webinars for the Ghanaian government as part of the Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) program, led by the U.S. Department of State in collaboration with the NRC and other U.S. agencies. The FIRST program is supporting Ghana as it explores the adoption of nuclear energy technology.The IRDP’s...
On April 5-6, 2022, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) supported a two-day hybrid event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce in Ankara, Turkey. The Eurasia Small Modular Reactor Forum described potential sustainable energy strategies using small modular reactor (SMR) technology in the United States, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. The Forum highlighted the utility of SMR technology in power generation diversification; featured new technological developments in the U.S. and Europe; and provided insights...
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) conducted a virtual workshop with the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN) from March 14-17, 2022, titled “Aging Management of Research Reactors and In-Service Inspection Programs.” The workshop was the second half of a series on aging management of research reactors. During the workshop Dr. Steve Reese, Mr. Rich Holm, and Mr. Al Adams discussed the structure, philosophy, and key components of an Aging Management system and the conduct of in-service inspections at a reactor...
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) helped to kick-off a new partnership between the United States and Ghana under the Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) program at a February 25, 2022, bilateral meeting. The FIRST program, led by the U.S. Department of State in collaboration with the NRC and other U.S. agencies, will support Ghana’s adoption of nuclear energy technology. Following remarks from the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Ghana’s Minister of Energy, the Ghanaian...