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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...

Germany’s Brokdorf reactor offline pending fuel investigations
Monday, March 20, 2017 Germany's 1400MWe Brokdorf nuclear reactor may remain offline longer than the late-March restart date, which had already been delayed, after the nuclear regulator rejected a request...

IAEA Osart team completes review of Finland’s Olkiluoto
Monday, March 20, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (Osart) mission said on 16 March that Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), the operator of Finland’s Olkiluoto...

MHI to pay compensation for closure of US San Onofre
Friday, March 17, 2017 An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration panel on 13 March awarded California utilities $125m in a lawsuit claiming that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) supplied...

Japan’s NRA dealing with 26 restart applications
Friday, March 17, 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has accepted applications for the restart of 26 reactors at 16 sites since the introduction of new safety and security standards after the...

Iran gradually reducing Russian support at Bushehr
Monday, March 06, 2017 Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant has so far delivered around 6.2TWh of energy to the grid in the last three years.

Swiss nuclear generation down in 2016
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Switzerland’s five commercial nuclear reactors generated 20.3TWh of electricity in 2016, down 1.8TWh on the previous year, Swiss nuclear industry trade association Swissnuclear said on...

IAEA completes safety review at Belgium’s Doel NPP
Monday, February 27, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team on 23 February completed a 10-day assessment of long-term operational safety at units...

Liebstadt approved for restart
Friday, February 24, 2017 Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) on 20 February approved the restart of the single-unit Leibstadt NPP after an extended outage, which began in August 2016.

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