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Licence extension plans for North Anna
15 November, 2017
US utility Dominion Energy has announced its intention to relicense...
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Licence renewal for US South Texas Project
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the licence for the South Texas Project, a nuclear power plant near Bay City, for an additional 20 years.

NRG continues project on graphite ageing in AGRs
Thursday, September 14, 2017 A new irradiation capsule for accelerated ageing of graphite, which is used in Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGRs), has begun irradiation at NRG’s High Flux Reactor in Petten in...

Russia completes radwaste management survey at Armenian NPP
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FTSNRB) and Federal State Unitary Enterprise RADON (responsible for managing radioactive waste in Russia) have completed a...

Life extension of Armenian NPP goes ahead
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Supplies of equipment to extend the life of unit 2 of the Armenian NPP at Metsamor are expected to begin in November 2017, the Armenian Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and...

Slovenia nuclear plant uses 3D-printed component
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Siemens announced on 10 March that it had achieved the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.

ONR publishes safety review of UK Hunterston and Hinkley
Monday, March 06, 2017 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has published its assessment of the Periodic Safety Review (PSR) for Hunterston B in Ayrshire and Hinkley Point B in Somerset.

NRG completes graphite study for EDF Energy
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) has announced the successful completion of a programme in which EDF Energy studied the effects of irradiation creep...

Hungary extends Paks 3 operating licence
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 The Hungarian National Atomic Energy Office (OAH) has extended the operating licence unit 3 at the Paks NPP by 20 years until 2036, state news agency MTI has reported

Hungary applied for life extension of Paks NPP unit 4
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Hungary’s nuclear operator MVM Paksi Atomeromu, a subsidiary of state-owned Hungarian Power Companies Ltd (MVM), has applied to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) to extend...

Illinois agrees to subsidise Exelon NPPs
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 US power company Exelon Corp’s Quad Cities and Clinton NPPs in Illinois have been given a $235m-a-year grant by the state. Legislation designed to rescue Exelon’s loss-making...

Canada’s Point Lepreau NPP seeks licence renewal
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 NB Power, the operator of Canada’s 660MWe Point Lepreau NPP in New Brunswick has started the licence renewal process for the plant. In June 2016, NB Power applied for a five-year...

Ukraine’s Zaporozhye unit 1 to restart after life extension work
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRI) on 19 September granted nuclear utility Energoatom a licence to operate unit 1 of Zaporozhe NPP beyond the design service...

Some good news for Japanese NPPs
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Kansai Electric Power Company on 8 September released a safety improvement plan to extend the operating periods of units 1 and 2 of Japan's Takahama NPP in Fukui prefecture beyond...

Life extension for Argentina’s Embalse NPP
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 The second pair of 130t replacement steam generators (SGs) has been delivered to Argentina’s Embalse NPP as part of a project to extend the operating period of the Candu...

Ukraine looks to NPP life extension amid safety concerns
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Unit 1 at the Khmelnitsky NPP in Ukraine has started deploying an integrated reactor diagnostic system at the VVER-1000 reactor during a scheduled preventive maintenance outage,...

US Scientists press for rethink on Diablo Canyon closure
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 In a letter to California governor Edmund Brown, a group of climate scientists have urged him to ask the California Public Utility Commission to delay consideration of any proposal...

Exelon deal saves US Fitzpatrick NPP from closure
Thursday, August 11, 2016 US utilities Exelon Generation and Entergy have agreed that Exelon will buy the 849MWe Fitzpatrick NPP in New York state from Entergy for $110m, which will enable the plant to...

Life extension planned for Ukraine’s Zaporozhe NPP
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRI) has inspected unit 1 of the Zaporozhe NPP with a view to extension of its service life, the plant said on 1 August. The...

New York state to subsidise nuclear power
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 The New York State Public Service Commission, despite strong opposition, has approved a $7.6bn bailout of ageing NPPs in upstate New York which their owners have said are uneconomic...

EDF extends depreciation period for 900MWe reactors
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 France's EDF has extended the accounting depreciation period of its fleet of 900MWe power reactors from 40 years to 50 years. During the first six months of this year, "all of...

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