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Life extension completed for Kozloduy 5
Unit 5 of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear plant on 3 November was awarded a licence to operate for a further ten years.
Japan’s Ikata 3 closes for maintenance
Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co closed unit 3 at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture on 3 October for planned maintenance.
Delays for restart of Beznau 1
Swiss utility Axpo said last week that the restart of unit 1 of its Beznau nuclear power plant has been deferred to late February 2018.
IAEA SEED team reviews seismic safety at Korean NPPs
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 18 August concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to South Korea to review methods and criteria for...
More restart delays for Japanese reactors
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
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
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
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...
Japanese court approves restart of Genkai NPP units
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...