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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.

Russia’s Novovoronezh 6 at full capacity again
Monday, January 30, 2017 Unit 6 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP (also known as Novovoronezh II unit 1), a generation 3+ VVER-1200 reactor, achieved 100% of rated power on 26 January as part of the continuing...

Licence renewal sought for Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP
Sunday, January 29, 2017 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) on 26 January filed with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment an application for the renewal of the operating licence...

France moves to close Fessenheim NPP
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Crane accident reported at Japan’s Takahama NPP
Monday, January 23, 2017 A crane collapsed on 20 January at Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, damaging a building housing used nuclear fuel near the unit 2 building, plant operator...

Two more Japanese reactors cleared for restart
Sunday, January 22, 2017 Two more nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan, units 3 and 4 units at the Genkai NPP in Saga Prefecture, completed their safety assessment with the Nuclear Regulation Authority on...

Ventilation systems at Japan’s NPPs to be checked for corrosion
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Most of Japan’s 42 operable commercial nuclear reactors have not had detailed check-ups performed on the air conditioning and ventilation systems of their central control rooms,...

German nuclear availability reduced by outages
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 German nuclear availability continues to be affected by outages, with only six reactors online.

Japan’s Sendai resumes operation
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Unit 1 at Japan’s Sendai NPP in Kagoshima Prefecture resumed commercial operation on 7 January after a planned two-month maintenance and refuelling outage, the Japan Atomic...

Good operation for Finnish NPPs in 2016
Friday, January 06, 2017 Fortum's Loviisa NPP generated 8.33TWh of electricity in 2016, accounting for some 13% of Finland's total electricity production last year.

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