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IAEA SEED team reviews seismic safety at Korean NPPs
28 August, 2017
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 18 August concluded...
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More restart delays for Japanese reactors
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 The governor of Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture, Masaru Hashimoto, said on17 August that he will not consent to restarting the single reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co’s Tokai II NPP,...

Westinghouse fuel facility receives order from US NRC
Sunday, August 20, 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 9 August issued a confirmatory order to Westinghouse Electric Company following the discovery in May 2016 of accumulated...

Spain to close its oldest reactor
Friday, August 04, 2017 Spanish Energy Minister Alvaro Nadal said on 1 August the government would not renew the licence for the Santa Maria de Garona NPP in northern Spain because there was too...

Outages complete at Olkiluoto
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The annual outages for 2017 at Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant were completed on 14 July when unit 2 (OL2) resumed electricity production, plant owner/operator Teollisuuden...

Fessenheim restart delayed
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Japanese court approves restart of Genkai NPP units
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 A Japanese district court on 13 June dismissed a request from some 230 local residents for an injunction to stop the restart of units 3 and 4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co's Genkai NPP...

Belgian regulator publishes inspection results
Monday, June 19, 2017 Balgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) on 14 June published on its website the results of inspections carried out on the Tihange 2 and Doel 3 nuclear power plant.

IAEA finds progress on safety at China’s Qinshan
Monday, June 19, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) review mission on 15 June completed an assessment of long-term operational safety at unit 1...

Licence renewal for Canada’s Point Lepreau
Monday, June 19, 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has agreed to renew the operating licence of NB Power’s Point Lepreau NPP until 30 June 2022.

Korea to decommission its oldest reactor
Monday, June 12, 2017 Kori 1, Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, will be shut down permanently, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) ruled on 9 June.

Japan restarts second Takahama unit
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Kansai Electric Power Co restarted Takahama 3 in Fukui Prefecture, on 6 June and it became the fifth reactor to come back online since the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Fuel assemblies arrive at the UAE’s Barakah NPP
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has received the fuel assemblies for unit 1 of the Barakah NPP, in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf coast.

Japan’s NRA approves restart of Ohi
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has confirmed on 24 May that units 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture have passed...

NRA approval for Japan’s enrichment plant
Friday, May 19, 2017 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved a report confirming that the uranium enrichment plant owned by Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd (JNFL) in Rokkasho is compatible with...

Belgium’s Tihange 1 cleared for restart
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has approved the restart of unit 1 at the Tihange NPP, which has been offline since 7 September 2016 following damage to a...

Japan’s Genkai reactors approved for restart by local governor
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 The governor of Japan’s Saga Prefecture, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, on 24 April consented to the restart of units 3 and 4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai NPP, which could see them...

French regulator approves repairs to Bugey 5 containment
Thursday, April 06, 2017 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) said on 3 April 2017 that solutions offered by EDF to resolve sealing issues at unit 5 of its Bugey NPP were appropriate and would...

Japanese court rejects petition to close Ikata NPP
Monday, April 03, 2017 The Hiroshima District Court on 30 March rejected a petition by a group of residents for a temporary injunction against the operation of unit 3 at Shikoku Electric Power Company’s...

Japanese high court supports restart of Takahama units
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Japan’s Osaka High Court has lifted an injunction against restarting units 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Co’s Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture.

India solves puzzle of pipe corrosion at Kakrapar
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Scientists at India’s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) investigating the corrosion of toughened radiation-resistant pipes which is causing leaks at two reactors at the Kakrapar NPP...

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