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Commissioning begins for China’s Fuqing 5
13 August, 2018
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Safety checks requested for new Japanese reactor
Monday, August 13, 2018 by Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company on 10 August applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for safety screening of unit 3 at its Shimane NPP, which is one of two new...

Canada’s Pickering NPP relicensed
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 8 August announced that it was renewing the operating licence for the six-unit Ontario Power Generation's (OPG’s) Pickering NPP for...

UK research contract for NNL and Wood
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded a three-year contract to the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Wood Group to undertake research on...

Increased localisation for Indian NPPs
Monday, August 13, 2018 by India’s government announced on 8 August that domestic private firms will be given a major share in all future NPP projects, increasing the share of nationally made content in the...

AP1000s approach commissioning at China’s Haiyang NPP
Monday, August 13, 2018 by Two Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactors under construction at China’s Haiyang in Shandong province are approaching commissioning. On 8 August, unit 1 achieved first criticality and...

Preferred bidder selected for Canada’s advanced nuclear materials centre
Monday, August 13, 2018 by Bird Construction announced on 8 August that it is part of the CBS JV Corp, an integrated joint venture, selected as the preferred negotiation proponent to execute, under an...

Belarusian NPP meets EU stress test requirements
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The national report of Belarus on the results of NPP stress tests complies with the requirements of the European Union (EU), Belta news agency reported on 10 August, citing Mark Foy,...

UK expert advisory group calls for government to support SMRs
Friday, August 10, 2018 by The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Expert Finance Working Group (EFWG) said on 7 August that government support is needed to stimulate private...

Russia develops long-running submarine reactor
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Russia has developed and tested a reactor core for nuclear submarines which will operate for the entire life of the vessel without refueling, according to the annual report of JSC...

China to use SNC-Lavalin natural uranium equivalent fuel at Qinshan
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin on 7 August signed an engineering service contract and a licensing agreement with China's Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company Limited (TQNPC) to implement 37M...

Russia’s Leningrad II unit 1 nears commissioning
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Unit 1 of Russia’s Leningrad II NPP on 8 August began the final 15 days of tests, during which it will be brought to full power. The integrated testing should confirm the stable...

Belarus plans uses for NPP surplus output
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by The Belarus government has found a way to use the surplus energy produced by the Belarus NPP, currently under construction at Ostravets, with the assistance of Russian state...

Hot testing begins at Barakah 2
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said on 6 August that it had completed hot functional testing at unit 2 of the Barakah NPP in the United Arab Emirates. Enec said it...

Russia’s Novovoronezh-II unit two nears commissioning
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by In the run-up to commissioning unit 2 at Russia’s Novovoronezh-II NPP ( Novovoronezh 7) cold and hot equipment testing has begun, Novovoronezh NPP reported on 1 August.

UK National grid link for Hinkley Point C
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by UK energy market regulator Ofgem has given National Grid the go-ahead to build a power grid upgrade to connect the new Hinkley Point nucler power plant under construction in Somerset.

Holtec completes defuelling Vermont Yankee
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 by US-based Holtec International on 2 August announced the successful completion of the largest defuelling project of a US boiling water reactor plant – Entergy Nuclear’s single-unit...

Japan’s NRA proposes new waste regulations
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) plans to require that high level radioactive waste generated when nuclear reactors are decommissioned should be buried underground at least...

Orano to supply dry storage system to Wolf Creek
Monday, August 06, 2018 by Orano TN, the subsidiary of France based Orano providing used fuel management and transportation services, announced on 2 August that it had been selected by US Wolf Creek...

Divers complete waste management at Sizewell A ponds
Monday, August 06, 2018 by A team of 12 specialist nuclear divers from Underwater Construction UK Ltd has completed their mission to deal with radioactive waste in Sizewell A's nuclear fuel storage ponds,...

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