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Belarus RPV change is 'public acceptance' matter, says Rosatom

28 September 2016

Russia's readiness to replace the reactor pressure vessel its workers dropped during installation work in August at unit 1 of Belarus' first nuclear power plant, reflects the fact this is a public acceptance matter rather than a technological concern, Rosatom director general Sergey Kirienko said yesterday. Kirienko spoke to reporters during the International Atomic Energy Agency's 60th General Conference being held this week in Vienna.

UK site investigations nearing completion

26 September 2016

Fugro_seismic_studies_Moorside_(Fugro)-48Extensive geotechnical and geophysical site characterization at the Moorside site in West Cumbria, UK, will be mostly complete by the end of the year, according to geotechnical survey specialists Fugro. The campaign has included onshore and offshore geological investigations.

UK new nuclear developers pay tribute to EDF

19 September 2016

Vincent_de_Rivaz_Sym2016_(WNA)-48The UK government's approval of EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C project has "blazed the trail" for other nuclear new build developers at home and abroad, delegates at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium heard last week.

Hot tests completed at fourth Yangjiang unit

27 September 2016

Yangjiang 4 hot tests completed - 48Unit 4 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has successfully completed pre-operational testing, China General Nuclear announced yesterday.

Fourth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

20 September 2016

Hongyanhe Phase I units - 48Unit 4 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has started commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced on 19 September.

UK government gives go-ahead for Hinkley Point C

15 September 2016

Hinkley Point C CGI - 48The UK government today announced its approval for the construction of two EPR reactors at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset after reaching a new agreement in principle with EDF. However, it has imposed certain conditions for foreign investment in future British nuclear power plant projects.