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Russia’s FNPP begins providing heat to Pevek
02 July, 2020
The first heat from Russia’s Akadmik Lomonosov floating nuclear power...
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Fessenheim closes down
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by 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
Thursday, June 04, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by 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
Monday, May 25, 2020 by 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
Thursday, May 21, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 by 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
Monday, May 04, 2020 by 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...

Seven nuclear plants get Covid-19 work-hour extension
Monday, April 27, 2020 by

Rosatom prepares leadership back-up to cope with Covid-19
Monday, April 27, 2020 by 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
Thursday, April 23, 2020 by 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
Monday, April 20, 2020 by 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
Thursday, April 16, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by 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
Friday, March 27, 2020 by 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
Monday, March 23, 2020 by 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
Friday, March 20, 2020 by Energy Harbor Corp has announced that its Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, will remain open.

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