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Hot testing of Mohovce 3 revealed the need for further modifications

Slovak utility Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) said on 12 September that it does not expect technical corrections required by the Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD) to further delay the planned launch of new units at its Mochovce NPP.

Ansto ceases Mo-99 production to rectify valve problem

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation said on 13 September that it has four teams working in parallel to rectify a problem with a valve that is affecting the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). A fifth team was in daily contact with international partners to source medicine from overseas, a spokesperson noted.

Dummy fuel assemblies loaded at Leningrad II unit 2

Unit 2 at Russia’s Leningrad II NPP (LNPP-II) has been fully loaded with 163 dummy fuel assemblies for pre-commissioning testing.

Chapelcross uses foil coffee bags to contain radwaste

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has revealed that nuclear workers at the Chapelcross NPP site in Scotland have found they can safely seal radioactively contaminated waste into foil coffee bags.

Cavendish wins contract to help with Monju decommissioning

UK-based Cavendish Nuclear announced on 27 August that it had been awarded a contract by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to support decommissioning of the fast reactor at Monju, Japan

Japanese utilities confirm collaboration plans

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and Chubu Electric Power Company on 28 August signed a basic agreement with Hitachi and Toshiba to discuss potential collaboration on boiling water reactors (BWRs).

Canada develops safer fuel containers

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) announced on 21 August that it is using copper to clad used nuclear fuel containers for safer storage.

Another contract for Finnish repository

Finnish construction company YIT and nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy have signed an agreement on another mining contract for Posiva’s underground used nuclear fuel final disposal facility, YIT announced on 28 August. The contract, which is valued at approximately €17 million ($18.6m) and will be booked in the third quarter order backlog, will begin in late 2019 and is expected to last approximately two and a half years. The contract covers the excavation of two central tunnels in the second phase of the repository and five related repository tunnels in Olkiluoto, Eurajoki. The work will start towards the end of 2019 and is expected to take about two-and-a-half years.

Tepco may decommission at least one unit at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 26 August that it may start to decommission at least one of the seven boiling water reactor (BWR) units at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP, the world’s biggest nuclear plant by capacity, within five years of restarting two units at the site. Tepco President Tomoaki Kobayakawa outlined the possibility in a statement outlining its response to a request for plans on the station’s future by the government of Kashiwazaki city in Niigata prefecture, where the plant is located.

More materials irregularities found in France

EDF has found more than 200 irregularities in materials supplied by the alloys division of French mining and metallurgical company Eramet for its NPPs.