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Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

GSE Systems Inc has completed delivery and commissioning of three additional full-scope simulators at Southern Nuclear's Vogtle, Hatch and Farley nuclear power plants. Southern has described the project as the largest single nuclear simulator project in the USA in the past 30 years.

Corporate 13 August 2019


Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

Nigerian research reactor operator committed to safety

The operator of the Nigerian Research Reactor-1, known as NIRR-1, has shown a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low-enriched uranium as fuel instead of high-enriched uranium, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. It made a number of recommendations to the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission to further enhance safety.

Regulation & Safety 12 August 2019


US regulator invites comment on Peach Bottom licence renewal

US regulator invites comment on Peach Bottom licence renewal

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment the draft supplemental environmental impact statement on Exelon Generation Company's application for an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom units 2 and 3. This would be a second licence renewal for the Pennsylvania plant and, if granted, would enable it to operate for 80 years.

Regulation & Safety 09 August 2019


Second Chinese EPR reaches full capacity

Second Chinese EPR reaches full capacity

The second EPR reactor at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has reached full generating capacity for the first time, Framatome has announced. Taishan 2 is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 09 August 2019


Sixth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

Sixth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

Unit 6 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has met commercial operation conditions and is now generating electricity, China General Nuclear has announced, adding it had only the formality now of waiting for the remaining permits and documentation.

New Nuclear 08 August 2019


EU court rules on extended operation of Doel units

EU court rules on extended operation of Doel units

Units 1 and 2 of Belgium's Doel nuclear power plant can continue operating, even though a law extending their operation was adopted without the required environmental assessments or public consultation being carried out first, the European Court of Justice ruled today.

Regulation & Safety 29 July 2019


Deactivation notices rescinded for Ohio plants

Deactivation notices rescinded for Ohio plants

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp has rescinded deactivation notices for the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants in Ohio and resumed preparations to refuel Davis-Besse. This follows the state's passage into law of a bill providing clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers.

Corporate 29 July 2019


First applications for Diakont's decontamination robot

First applications for Diakont's decontamination robot

Diakont of the USA provided cleaning and decontamination services using its new underwater robotic decontamination systems at four undisclosed nuclear power plants during early 2019, cleaning refuelling cavities, dryer-separator pools, and a suppression pool.

Corporate 26 July 2019


Russia’s Kalinin units resume operation

Russia’s Kalinin units resume operation

All three units that were disconnected from the grid last week at the Kalinin nuclear power plant are now supplying electricity as normal, Russia's Rosenergoatom announced on 20 July. Kalinin units 1, 2 and 4 had lost connection with the network on 18 July after a transformer switch short circuited. The switchgear has since been repaired.

Regulation & Safety 22 July 2019


US regulator seeks to improve efficiency

US regulator seeks to improve efficiency

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a reduction in the frequency and scope of inspections at the country's more than 90 nuclear power units to help reduce costs and improve efficiency. In response, the Nuclear Energy Institute said "smarter regulations" can help nuclear plant owners and operators allocate time and resources to areas that most impact safety.

Regulation & Safety 19 July 2019