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IAEA completes Salto review at Angra 1
15 May, 2018
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team has completed a review...
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Japan’s Ohi 4 restarts
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 9 May restarted Ohi 4 in Fukui Prefecture, which had been closed since September 2013. Kansai is aiming to for commercial operation of the reactor...

Doel 1 closed after a water leak
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said Engie Electrabel had shut down unit 1 of the Doel NPP on 23 April after the discovery of a small leak in the emergency...

Accident simulation test carried out at France’s CABRI reactor
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 The CABRI research reactor in Cadarache, southern France, has carried out the first test simulating an accident situation in a pressurised water reactor (PWR) as part of an...

Unit 3 begins operation at Japan’s Ohi NPP
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi NPP in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture began commercial operation on 10 April. Ohi 3 and 4, both 1,180MWe pressurised water reactors (PWRs),...

US FirstEnergy to close its nuclear plants
Friday, March 30, 2018 US utility, FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, is to close all of its nuclear plants – two in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania – totalling 4048MWe.

Shikoku Electric to decommission Ikata 2
Friday, March 30, 2018 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company announced on 27 March that unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime prefecture is to be decommissioned.

IAEA reviews safety at Olkiluoto 3 as commissioning approaches   
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety Review Team (Pre-OSART) on 22 March concluded an 18-day mission to Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 where the first-of-a-kind...

Japan’s Genkai 3  restarts operation
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Unit 3 at Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture resumed operation on 22 March for the first time in over seven years, despite concerns among...

Two Korean reactors to restart
Monday, March 26, 2018 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 22 March approved the restart of two reactors in the southwestern nuclear complex that were closed for inspection.

Steam generator at Fessenheim declared fit for service
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 France's Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has lifted the suspension of the serviceability certificate for one of three steam generators installed at EDF's Fessenheim 2.

Japan’s Ohi 3 restarts 
Friday, March 16, 2018 Japan’s  Kansai Electric Power Co on 14 March restarted a reactor at its Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui prefecture, just 14km from Kansai’s Takahama station, where two reactors (units 3...

Switzerland’s Beznau 1 gears up for restart
Monday, March 12, 2018 Unit 1 at Switzerland’s Beznau nuclear plant, the world’s oldest power reactor, has been permitted to restart after a three-year shutdown for repairs, the Swiss Federal Nuclear...

Taiwan regulator approves restart of Kuosheng 2
Monday, March 12, 2018 Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) on 5 March approved a plan to restart Kuosheng 2, a 951MWe boiling water reactor, which has been offline since May 2016.

Japanese utilities seek more reactor restarts
Monday, February 19, 2018 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Co plans to initiate procedures to gain approval to start operation of Shimane 3, a unit which was still under construction at the time of the...

Japanese critical facility approved for restart
Monday, February 05, 2018 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 31 January approved the restart of the Static Experiment Critical Facility at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) research facility...

USA to close oldest reactor
Monday, February 05, 2018 The oldest US nuclear power plant, the 636MWe single unit Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, is to close ahead of schedule in October, company officials announced on 2 February.

US utility PSEG signs contract with Rolls Royce
Friday, January 19, 2018 Rolls-Royce announced has signed a four-year contract to provide US utility PSEG with digital analytics service to improve plant efficiency at PSEG’s two nuclear plants at Salem and...

California to close its last nuclear plant
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 California's last nuclear plant, Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E’s) Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo County, will close in 2025, the California Public Utilities Commission...

Germany retires Gundremmingen B
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Germany’s Gundremmingen B reactor in Bavaria was shut down as 2017 came to a close as part of the country's Engergiewende or energy transition policy.

Japan closes Ohi 1&2 and Monju
Friday, December 29, 2017 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said 22 December that it plans to decommission two 38-year-old pressurised water reactors (PWRs) at its Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.

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