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Report lists tritium leaks at Illinois nuclear plants
22 November, 2017
An investigation by the US Better Government Association  (BGA) found...
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US restarts unique test reactor
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 The US Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) restarted operation on 15 November for the first time since 1994, with a low-power run.

Life extension for Ringhals 3&4
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Swedish utility Vattenfall will invest SEK900m ($107m) to update Ringhals 3&4, in which it owns a 70.4% stake, by installing independent core cooling systems.

Lightbridge signs three agreements with Areva
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Areva NP have signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance the development of Lightbridge's...

Leibstadt closed to replace faulty fuel rods
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Switzerland's Leibstadt nuclear power plant will remain closed until the end of December to replace defective fuel elements.

No safety issues from falsifications in Japan
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan 0have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel group, Japan’s third-largest steelmaker, which has admitted fabricating...

Waste storage begins in Fukushima
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 On 17 November, Japan began disposal of low-level radioactive waste generated by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Generator upgrades for Bruce Power
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Canada’s Bruce Power and Motion Electric Motor Services have signed two agreements valued at more than CAD17m ($13m) to support life extension upgrades at Bruce A and Bruce B.

UK GDA progress for China’s Hualong One
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency have started the second stage of the generic design assessment for the UK version of China’s Hualong One...

Belarus regulator reports on NPP stress tests
Monday, November 20, 2017 The Belarus Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Gosatomnadzor) has published a national report on the results of stress tests for the nuclear power plant under construction...

Bulgarian scientists recommend completing Belene 
Monday, November 20, 2017 Scientists at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) on 16 November recommended continuing construction of the Belene nuclear power plant.

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