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Argentina’s Embalse resumes commercial operation
05 June, 2019
Argentina’s Embalse nuclear plant, in the province of Córdoba, has...
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Pilgrim closes down
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by The US Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Massachussetts was permanently shut down on 31 May after 47 years of operation, ending nuclear power generation in Massachusetts.

Improved safety at France’s Golfech NPP
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team has said EDF, the operator of France’s Golfech NPP, has strengthened operational safety...

Repairs begin at Olkiluoto 3
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Work has begun at unit 3 of Finland's Olkiluoto NPP to repair a previously reported problem that causes vibrations in its cooling unit, and which must be fixed before regulators sign...

Kakrapar 1 connected to grid
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by The 220 MWe unit 1 at India’s Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) in Surat in Gujarat was synchronised with the grid on 24 May, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India...

IAEA assesses long term operation of China’s Qinshan 1
Monday, May 20, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) mission completed a review of China’s Qinshan 1 on 10 May.

WANO turns 30
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is marking its 30 year anniversary today.

Exelon to close Three Mile Island in September
Thursday, May 09, 2019 by US Exelon said on 8 May that it would shut the last reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant on 30 September because of legislative inaction on a nuclear subsidy bill in Pennsylvania.

Olkiluoto 2 outage brought forward
Friday, May 03, 2019 by The annual maintenance outage at Finland’s Olkiluoto 2 was brought forward four calendar days because of measures taken to remove damaged fuel from the reactor, plant owner...

Fire closes unit 3 at Ukraine’s Rovno nuclear plant
Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Ukrainian officials said on 30 April that radiation levels remained safe after a fire broke out at unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear plant, leading to the shutdown of the reactor.

France’s Belleville NPP remains under enhanced surveillance
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) will keep the Belleville nuclear plant under increased surveillanc despite an improvement in safety facilities and practices in 2018.

Outage extended again for UK Hunterston NPP
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by EDF Energy has again extended an outage at its Hunterston B8 nuclear reactor in Scotland for a further two weeks while the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) assesses whether it is...

More delays possible for Flamanville 3
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by EDF should repair eighty faulty weldings at unit 3 of the Flamanville NPP France, L'Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), the technical arm of the Autorite de...

Record generation for US nuclear plants
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by In 2018, US nuclear power plants achieved a record generation of 807.1TWh despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak of 807.0TWh in 2010.

Outage extensions for UK’s Dungeness and Hunterston
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by EDF Energy said on 8 March it had extended outages at the two-unit Dungeness B nuclear plant in the UK by about six months to complete inspections on steam pipes and corrosion repairs.

NRA to begin monitoring caldera near Sendai
Friday, March 08, 2019 by The Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is planning to install seabed sensors to monitor potential crustal deformations on the Aira Caldera, located just 40km from the Sendai...

Turbines at China’s Sanmen and Haiyang plants clear all tests
Sunday, March 03, 2019 by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced on 28 February that the steam turbine generation systems supplied for the Sanmen and Haiyang NPPs in China had cleared all...

Belgium’s Doel 1 to restart as Engie predicts increase availability
Sunday, March 03, 2019 by Belgium’s Federaal Agentschap voor Nucleaire Controle (Federal Agency for Nuclear Control - Fanc) on 28 February gave permission to operator Engie Electrabel for the restart of unit 1...

EDF given more time NPP upgrades but urged to improve EPR safety
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) on 26 February allowed EDF two additional years, until end of 2020, to install emergency diesel generators at 54...

Belgium’s Doel 2 approved for restart
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Belgium’s Engie Electrabel, a subsidiary of French energy group Engie, said on 25 January that it would restart the 433MWe reactor at unit 2 of the Doel nuclear plant on 4 February...

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