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US Dominion seeks second licence renewal for North Anna
US utility Dominion Energy has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew operating licences of the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia for...
Belgian court rules against closure of Tihange 2
Pressure to reverse the decision by Belgium’s Federal Nuclear Control Agency (FANC) to restart unit 2 of Tihange nuclear power plant came to nothing on 3 September when the Brussels...
Exelon to close Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants
US-based Exelon Generation has announced that it intends to retire its Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants in Illinois in autumn 2021.
UK’s Hunterston B to be decommissioned
DF Energy announced that it will begin decommissioning its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland by January 2022 at the latest.
Early decommissioning for US Duane Arnold following storm damage
The US Duane Arnold nuclear plant in Linn County, Iowa, will be decommissioned early as a result of damage by the recent derecho (violent storm).
Fortum initiates EIA procedure for Loviisa NPP
Finnish power utility Fortum has initiated an Environmental Impact Assessment procedure (EIA procedure) for the Loviisa nuclear power plant.
Russia’s Kursk II project moves forward
The technical design of the automated process control system (APCS) for units 1 and 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been approved, Rusatom Automated Control Systems JSC (RASU JSC) said...
Canada’s Darlington 1 breaks record for nuclear plant operation
Unit 1 at Canada’s Darlington nuclear power plant has set a new North American nuclear record for consecutive days in operation, Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) said.
Russia’s FNPP begins providing heat to Pevek
The first heat from Russia’s Akadmik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), was delivered to the 5th microdistrict of the city of Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous Region) on 30...
Fessenheim closes down
France's oldest nuclear power plant at Fessenheim was finally shut down on 29 June with the closure of the 880MWe pressurised water reactor at unit 2. Fessenheim 1 was shut down in February.
Backup diesel generators installed at Leningrad II 2
Work on standby diesel generators has been completed at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear power plant.
Restart of Japan’s HTGR approved
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) said on 3 June it had obtained the permission by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for changes to the 30MWt High Temperature Engineering...
Japan’s Sendai 2 reactor suspended pending safety upgrades
Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co on 20 May suspended operations at of Sendai 2 nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture after again failing to meet a deadline on the construction...
Akademik Lomonosov begins commercial operation
The world's only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, began commercial operation in the Russian Arctic city of Pevek on 22 May, Russian nuclear...
Forsmark 2 power uprate receives final approval
Sweden's Forsmark 2 has been approved for routine operation at an uprated power level, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has announced.
UK’s Sizewell B in partial outage to help with grid management
The UK’s 1198MWe Sizewell B pressurised water reactor was powered down to 600MWe and the partial outage will continue until 19 June.
More delays in restarting Japan’s Onagawa 2
The completion of additional required safety measures at unit 2 of Japan’s Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture will not be completed until 2022/3, two years later...
Operating record for Bruce Power as Covid-19 support Council announced
Canada’s Bruce Power said on 1 May that unit 1 at the Bruce nuclear power plant had set a record of 624 consecutive days of reliable operation – the longest since it was returned...