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No earthquake damage to Bushehr NPP
22 April, 2021
Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant sustained no damage when the...
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UK ONR gives permission for limited operation of Hunterston B
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 13 April gave EDF with permission for reactors 3 and 4 at the Hunterston NPP (also known as B1 and B2) to return to service for a...

US NRC proposes fine against Florida Power & Light Company
Monday, April 12, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 8 April that it has proposed a $150,000 fine to Florida Power & Light Co (FPL) for falsifying plant records and recording...

Belarus disconnects power lines with Lithuania for testing
Monday, April 12, 2021 by Belarus has disconnected cross-border transmission lines (PTL) with Lithuania as part of the ongoing tests of the reliability of the Belarusian energy system, the press service of...

WANO experts check unit 2 of Belarus NPP
Thursday, April 08, 2021 by Experts of the Moscow centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) will carry out a technical support mission from 5 to13 April at unit 2 of the Belarus NPP in order...

Spanish government approves renewal of operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Challenge Demographic (Miteco) said on 18 March that it had approved a ministerial order granting the renewal of the...

As one Japanese court approves operation of Ikata 3 another bars restart of Tokai 2
Monday, March 22, 2021 by Japan’s Hiroshima high court on 18 March reversed its earlier order to shut down unit 3 at Shikoku Electric Power Co’s Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture after an ongoing periodic...

Operating licence issued for unit 2 of Barakah NPP
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), said on 9 March that it had received the Operating Licence...

European Parliament to consider resolution on safety of Belarus NPP
Monday, February 01, 2021 by The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has approved a draft resolution on the safety of the Belarus NPP initiated by Lithuania

China’s first Hualong One begins commercial operation
Monday, February 01, 2021 by China’s first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian Province began commercial operation on 30 January, China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) announced.

Unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear plant brought to 100% capacity
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by On 12 January, Belarus 1 was brought to nominal power – 3200MWt and 1170MWe – for the first time.

Koeberg 1 closed after steam generator leakage
Monday, January 11, 2021 by South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, said on 4 January that unit 1 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant had been taken offline after an increasing leak rate was observed on one of...

Zaporozhye 5 licensed to operate until 2030
Friday, January 08, 2021 by Ukraine’s nuclear utility, Energoatom, on 5 January received a licence from the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU), which recognised the feasibility of...

Tianwan 4 handed over to China as upgrading of simulators begins
Friday, January 08, 2021 by Rosatom announced that unit 4 of the Tianwan NPP had been handed over to the customer, Jangsu Nuclear Power Corporation, on 25 December after two years of warranty operation.

Belgian regulator allows restart of Tihange 2
Thursday, January 07, 2021 by Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has approved the restart of Tihange 2 after an inspection during a planned outage showed that hydrogen microbubbles in the walls of...

Sweden closes Ringhals 1
Monday, January 04, 2021 by Unit 1 of Sweden’s Ringhals nuclear power plant was permanently shutdown on 31 December after 44 years of operation.

Containment tightness tests completes at Leningrad-II-1
Monday, January 04, 2021 by Tests of the tightness of the inner containment of the reactor have been completed at unit 1 of the Leningrad-II nuclear power plant (also known as Leningrad 5), Aleksandr Belyaev,...

Krsko nuclear plant restarts after earthquake triggers shutdown
Monday, January 04, 2021 by

TVO to restart Olkiluoto 2 following cooling water incident
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) expects unit 2 of its Olkiluoto nuclear plant to be reconnected to the Finnish grid later this week.

Barakah 1 achieves 100% rated capacity
Thursday, December 10, 2020 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced on 7 December that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company had achieved 100% of the rated reactor...

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