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Japanese legislation extends NPP operation beyond 60 years
02 June, 2023
A bill that will allow ageing nuclear reactors to continue operating...
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Kansai Electric seeks extended operation for Takahama NPP
Thursday, April 27, 2023 by Kansai Electric has submitted an application to Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for a 20-year operating extension for the units 3&4 of the Takahama NPP in Fukui Prefecture.

Funds raised to extend operation of Atucha 1
Thursday, April 20, 2023 by Funding offers of $93m have been received to support extended operation of unit 1 of Argentina’s Atucha NPP by 20-25 years. The funds will also help to finance construction of a...

Ansaldo to provide engineering services to Cernavodă NPP
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 by Italy’s Ansaldo Nucleare has signed a contract with Canada’s SNC-Lavalin to supply engineering services to support the plant life extension of unit 1 of Romania’s Cernavodă NPP. This...

Candu Energy selected for pre-project work at Cernavoda NPP
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Romanian nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has selected Candu Energy (part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group) to carry out additional pre-project work for the Candu reactor at unit...

EDF extends operation of Hartlepool and Heysham by two years
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 by EDF has confirmed plans to extend operation of unit 1 at the UK’s Heysham NPP and Hartlepool NPP for a further two years until 2026.

Belgian regulator opposes life extension of oldest reactors
Thursday, March 09, 2023 by Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has ruled out an extension of the three oldest nuclear plants - units 1&2 at Doel NPP and unit 1 at Tihange NPP. Instead FANC...

US NRC approves request for continued operation of Diablo Canyon
Wednesday, March 08, 2023 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved an exemption request from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to allow continued operation of the Diablo Canyon NPP beyond...

Loviisa NPP granted licence until 2050
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by The Finnish government has granted a new operating licence for both units at Fortum’s Loviisa NPP until the end of 2050. “Continuing production at Loviisa is above all an investment...

Japan’s regulator falls into line with government policy
Friday, February 17, 2023 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved by a majority vote a bill designed to extend the operating life of nuclear reactors beyond 60 years. NRA Chairman Shinsuke...

Japan approves extending reactor operation beyond 60 years
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 by Japan's Cabinet has formally adopted a policy approving the operation of nuclear reactors beyond their current 60-year limit. It also allows construction of new units to replace...

Japan’s regulator delays decision on reactor operating life
Thursday, February 09, 2023 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has been unable to reach a decision on whether to approve the government’s plan to extend the operating life of nuclear reactors beyond 60 years.

Belgium considers continued operation of older reactors
Thursday, February 09, 2023 by After recently shutting down one of Belgium's six remaining nuclear reactors the federal government is now considering extending the operation of the three oldest reactors. These...

ČEZ invests in Dukovany upgrades
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Czech power company ČEZ expects to invest more than CZK2.3bn ($104m) in the Dukovany NPP in 2023, almost CZK500m more than last year. The investments are primarily aimed at ensuring...

Finnish regulator approves licence extensions for Loviisa NPP
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK - Säteilyturvakeskus) has approved continued operation of Loviisa NPP units 1&2. STUK informed the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Argentina seeks life extension for Atucha 1 as repairs continue at Atucha 2
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Argentina’s nuclear utility, Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA), has launched a financial trust to support sustainable investment in two nuclear power projects. The investment made...

Krsko NPP gets environmental permit for life extension
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Slovenia's Environmental Protection & Spatial Planning has issued a permit to extend the operating life of the Krsko NPP until 2043. The Krsko plant is co-owned by Croatia’s...

Belgium and Engie agree to extend operation of Doel 4 and Tihange 3
Thursday, January 12, 2023 by Belgium and French power utility Engie have agreed to extend the life of unit 4 at the Doel NPP and unit 3 at the Tihange NPP by 10 years. This “Heads of Terms and Commencement of...

Japan confirms nuclear policy change
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government has decided to allow nuclear reactors to operate beyond their current limit of 60 years and to replace ageing facilities...

Hungary extends service life of Paks NPP reactors
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by The Hungarian government has announced the extension of the operating life of four power units at the Paks NPP, which comprises four Soviet-supplied VVER-440 units. The Cabinet...

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