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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...
Rosatom prepares leadership back-up to cope with Covid-19
Duplicate management teams will be put in place in the Russian nuclear industry to help maintain industry manageability in the context of the coronavirus infection, according to...
Petition calls for Indian Point nuclear plant to continue operating
A group of more than 5000 environmentalists, business people, climate activists and healthcare professionals have signed and delivered a petition to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...
Infrastructure approved for Russia’s floating nuclear plant
Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza has examined documents relating to the construction of coastal and hydraulic structures and infrastructure facilities necessary to support the floating...
Framatome contracted to provide operational support to China’s Taishan
Framatome has signed a long-term service contract with China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited (TNPJVC) to support operations of two EPRs at the Taishan nuclear...
Japanese regulator issues draft review of HTTR
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA) has issued a draft report on the High-Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR), which confirms it is effectively compatible with...
Energoatom takes action to minimise impact of COVID-19 at Ukraine's nuclear plants
Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom announced new restrictive measures on 25 March after the Ukraine cabinet on 18 March placed all four nuclear power plant satellite cities under...
IEA calls for clean energy response to COVID-19 crisis
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has called on governments to put clean energy technologies at the heart of economic stimulus packages drawn up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia’s Novovoronezh II-1 to trial load following
Unit 1 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP (also known as Novovoronezh 6) is to be operated in load-following mode, the plant said on 19 March.
Reprieve for US Beaver Valley nuclear power plant
Energy Harbor Corp has announced that its Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, will remain open.