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IEA report raises concerns about Swiss nuclear phaseout
17 October, 2018
An International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “Energy Policies of...
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Shikoku Electric applies to decommission Ikata 2
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company said on 12 October that it had applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for formal permission to decommission unit 2 at its Ikata NPP...

Three maintenance workers injured at Russia’s Rostov NPP
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Three employees of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s Atomenergoremont JSC received burns on 11 October while working to check the density of the gas system at a generator at Rostov 1.

Life extension for Ukraine’s Zaporozhye 4
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved a ten-year extension of the operating licence for unit 4 of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear plant. The unit can now...

Mitsubishi Hitachi turbines clear all tests at China’s Sanmen
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced that the steam turbine generation facilities supplied for China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang Province have cleared all...

Russia’s Brest reactor now scheduled for 2026
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Russia’s Brest-OD-300 demonstration lead-cooled fast-neutron reactor unit under construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) near the city of Seversk (near Tomsk) in Russia...

US places controls on nuclear exports to China
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on 11 October limiting sales of its civil nuclear technology to China on the grounds that it could be diverted for military and...

UAE companies benefit from Barakah work
Monday, October 15, 2018 by So far, more than 1500 local companies have been awarded contracts worth $3.8bn for work related to the Barakah NPP under construction in the United Arab Emirates, plant developer...

IPCC issues alert on climate change
Monday, October 15, 2018 by A report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on 8 October warns that unprecedented change is needed to limit global warming.

Shelter completed for Russia’s Lepse
Friday, October 12, 2018 by A special protective cover has now been erected at Russia’s Nerpa shipyard in the town of Snezhnogorsk, Murmansk Region, to enable used fuel to be unloaded from the Lepse...

Indian reactors set operating records
Friday, October 12, 2018 by Indian design nuclear plants with 220MWe pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) continue to set national and station records for the duration of continuous power operation the...

US DOE funding for Idaho National Laboratory nuclear projects
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is to receive $3.9 million in funding for 13 university-led projects to develop the instrumentation and tools...

US NRC issues key safety approvals for APR1400
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued final safety evaluation report and a standard design approval (SDA) for South Korea’s Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400).

French regulator expected to rule on life extension
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) said on 8 October that it would issue by the end of 2020 its much-delayed generic ruling on the life extension of EDF’s nuclear plants.

Storage pond clearance completed at UK’s Hunterston A site
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by A project to has been completed drain around a million gallons of water and remove over 10 tonnes of redundant equipment from the former used nuclear fuel storage pond at UK Magnox...

Russia to build six more units in India
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by India and Russia on 5 October signed an agreement for the construction of six new nuclear power plant units in India.

GE to supply turbine islands for Egyptian nuclear project
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by GE Power has won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt through AAEM its joint venture with Russia’s Atomenergomash.

More delays for Flamanville 3 as ASN criticises EDF over welding faults
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorite de Surete Nucleaire - ASN) said in a statement on 3 October that faulty weldings at unit 3 of the Flamanville nuclear plant in Normandy...

Jacobs awarded two framework agreements for Dounreay decommissioning 
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by US-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 2 October that it has been awarded two four-year framework agreements by the UK’s Dounreay Site Remediation Limited (DSRL) to provide...

Tianwan 4 achieves criticality
Monday, October 08, 2018 by Unit 4 at China’s Tianwan nuclear plant in Jiangsu province achieved first criticality on 30 September.

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