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Hongkong’s FactWire reported on 18 June that the EPR reactor at unit 1 of...
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Japan restarts Genkai 4
Unit 4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai nuclear plant in Japan’s Saga Prefecture was restarted on 16 June.
Possible reprieve for Fessenheim due to further Flamanville delays
Delays in construction of the Flamanville 3 EPR means Fessenheim, France's oldest nuclear power station may continue operation until 2019
New Japanese reactor seeks to begin operation
Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company on 22 May requested permission from local authorities to apply for pre-start-up inspections of Shimane 3, which is currently under construction.
Sheffield Forgemasters completes work on Beznau NPP
UK Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) announced it has completed manufacturing, research and consultancy work to allow the restart of Beznau 1 in Switzerland.
IAEA completes Salto review at Angra 1
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of Brazil’s 657MW Angra 1 pressurised water reactor.
Japan’s Ohi 4 restarts
Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 9 May restarted Ohi 4 in Fukui Prefecture, which had been closed since September 2013. Kansai is aiming to for commercial operation of the reactor...
Doel 1 closed after a water leak
Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said Engie Electrabel had shut down unit 1 of the Doel NPP on 23 April after the discovery of a small leak in the emergency...
Accident simulation test carried out at France’s CABRI reactor
The CABRI research reactor in Cadarache, southern France, has carried out the first test simulating an accident situation in a pressurised water reactor (PWR) as part of an...
Unit 3 begins operation at Japan’s Ohi NPP
Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi NPP in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture began commercial operation on 10 April. Ohi 3 and 4, both 1,180MWe pressurised water reactors (PWRs),...
US FirstEnergy to close its nuclear plants
US utility, FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, is to close all of its nuclear plants – two in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania – totalling 4048MWe.
Shikoku Electric to decommission Ikata 2
Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company announced on 27 March that unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime prefecture is to be decommissioned.
IAEA reviews safety at Olkiluoto 3 as commissioning approaches
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety Review Team (Pre-OSART) on 22 March concluded an 18-day mission to Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 where the first-of-a-kind...
Japan’s Genkai 3 restarts operation
Unit 3 at Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture resumed operation on 22 March for the first time in over seven years, despite concerns among...
Two Korean reactors to restart
South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 22 March approved the restart of two reactors in the southwestern nuclear complex that were closed for inspection.
Steam generator at Fessenheim declared fit for service
France's Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has lifted the suspension of the serviceability certificate for one of three steam generators installed at EDF's Fessenheim 2.
Japan’s Ohi 3 restarts
Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 14 March restarted a reactor at its Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui prefecture, just 14km from Kansai’s Takahama station, where two reactors (units 3...
Switzerland’s Beznau 1 gears up for restart
Unit 1 at Switzerland’s Beznau nuclear plant, the world’s oldest power reactor, has been permitted to restart after a three-year shutdown for repairs, the Swiss Federal Nuclear...
Taiwan regulator approves restart of Kuosheng 2
Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) on 5 March approved a plan to restart Kuosheng 2, a 951MWe boiling water reactor, which has been offline since May 2016.
Japanese utilities seek more reactor restarts
Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Co plans to initiate procedures to gain approval to start operation of Shimane 3, a unit which was still under construction at the time of the...