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France’s Fessenheim to close in 2020
30 September, 2019
The two reactors at France’s oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim will close...
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Ansto ceases Mo-99 production to rectify valve problem
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation said on 13 September that it has four teams working in parallel to rectify a problem with a valve that is affecting...

Dummy fuel assemblies loaded at Leningrad II unit 2
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Unit 2 at Russia’s Leningrad II NPP (LNPP-II) has been fully loaded with 163 dummy fuel assemblies for pre-commissioning testing.

More problems for France’s reactors
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by French utility EDF said on 10 September that it had discovered problems with the weldings and other components in some of its reactors, causing its shares to fall more than 8% as a...

Steam generator problem closes Dukovany unit 2 for repair
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by The restart of unit 2 at the Czech Republic’s Dukovany NPP, which suffered an unscheduled shutdown on 24 June, has been postponed from mid-August to mid-September, the station’s...

Ohio passes controversial legislation to subsidies two nuclear plants
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by A financial rescue package worth around $1 billion for Ohio's two nuclear power plants was approved by lawmakers and the state governor on 23 July.

Belgium’s Doel 3 cleared for early restart
Monday, July 29, 2019 by Unit 3 at Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant has been cleared for early restart after a scheduled outage to check the steel walls of its reactor pressure vessel, the Federal Agency for...

French nuclear plants affected by heatwave
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by French utility EDF said it will cut back electricity generation at units 2 and 4 of the Tricastin nuclear plant in the south of France today, 25 July, which is expected to be the...

Two Russian NPPs experience unplanned outages
Monday, July 22, 2019 by Units 1, 2 and 4 at Russia’s Kalinin NPP – all VVER-1000 reactors – were automatically disconnected from the network on 18 July due to a short circuit in one of the transformers at...

Operators certified for UAE nuclear plant
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (Fanr) has officially certified the first group of 15 national senior reactor operators (SROs) and reactor operators (ROs) at...

Switzerland’s Liebstadt cleared to operate at full power
Monday, July 08, 2019 by The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) said on 2 July that it had approved the restart of the 1220MWe single unit Leibstadt nuclear plant in the canton of Aargau after...

Argentina’s Embalse resumes commercial operation
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 by Argentina’s Embalse nuclear plant, in the province of Córdoba, has resumed commercial operation after a three-year upgrade programme that was completed in January, the country's...

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...

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