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Fessenheim shutdown no longer linked to Flamanville 3
Friday, October 05, 2018 by French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy said on 4 October that the closure of France’s oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim was not conditional on the startup of the Flamanville 3 EPR...

New test facility launched to support Bruce Power refurbishment
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Canada’s ATS Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) and Bruce Power on 12 September formally launched the opening of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Integration testing facility at...

Canada’s Bruce Power increases production of radioactive cobalt
Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Canada’s Bruce Power NPP on 4 September placed medical-grade High Specific Activity (HSA) Cobalt rods into the unit 8 reactor during a planned maintenance inspection programme. All...

Bulgaria’s Kozloduy 6 to operate until 2051
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Unit Six of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear plant will operate until 2051 after Russia’s Rusatom Service (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) completed work to assess a life...

Candu Energy announces contracts from Bruce Power
Friday, May 11, 2018 by Candu Energy Inc, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, announced on 7 May that it had been awarded $16m of contracts in the first three months of 2018 to support Bruce Power’s...

More cracks found at Hunterston B
Friday, May 04, 2018 by New cracks have been identified during a routine inspection in the core of unit 3 at the UK’s Hunterston B advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR). The unit is now expected to remain...

The US looks to 80-year plant life extensions
Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting a request by utilities to extend the life of some nuclear plants for up to 80 years, Bloomberg reported on 21 February, citing “an...

Licence extension plans for North Anna
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by US utility Dominion Energy has announced its intention to relicense North Anna Power Station in Virginia for an additional 20 years, as part of its strategy to maintain...

Licence renewal for US South Texas Project
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the licence for the South Texas Project, a nuclear power plant near Bay City, for an additional 20 years.

NRG continues project on graphite ageing in AGRs
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by A new irradiation capsule for accelerated ageing of graphite, which is used in Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGRs), has begun irradiation at NRG’s High Flux Reactor in Petten in...

Russia completes radwaste management survey at Armenian NPP
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FTSNRB) and Federal State Unitary Enterprise RADON (responsible for managing radioactive waste in Russia) have completed a...

Life extension of Armenian NPP goes ahead
Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Supplies of equipment to extend the life of unit 2 of the Armenian NPP at Metsamor are expected to begin in November 2017, the Armenian Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and...

Slovenia nuclear plant uses 3D-printed component
Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Siemens announced on 10 March that it had achieved the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.

ONR publishes safety review of UK Hunterston and Hinkley
Monday, March 06, 2017 by The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has published its assessment of the Periodic Safety Review (PSR) for Hunterston B in Ayrshire and Hinkley Point B in Somerset.

NRG completes graphite study for EDF Energy
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by The Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) has announced the successful completion of a programme in which EDF Energy studied the effects of irradiation creep...

Hungary extends Paks 3 operating licence
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by The Hungarian National Atomic Energy Office (OAH) has extended the operating licence unit 3 at the Paks NPP by 20 years until 2036, state news agency MTI has reported

Hungary applied for life extension of Paks NPP unit 4
Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Hungary’s nuclear operator MVM Paksi Atomeromu, a subsidiary of state-owned Hungarian Power Companies Ltd (MVM), has applied to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) to extend...

Illinois agrees to subsidise Exelon NPPs
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 by US power company Exelon Corp’s Quad Cities and Clinton NPPs in Illinois have been given a $235m-a-year grant by the state. Legislation designed to rescue Exelon’s loss-making...

Canada’s Point Lepreau NPP seeks licence renewal
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 by NB Power, the operator of Canada’s 660MWe Point Lepreau NPP in New Brunswick has started the licence renewal process for the plant. In June 2016, NB Power applied for a five-year...

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