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NRC calls for re-evaluation of Indian Point data

Regulation and Safety

05 May 2016

Indian_Point_(NRC/Entergy)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has instructed its staff to re-evaluate aspects of a severe accident mitigation analysis under an application to renew the operating licence of Entergy's Indian Point nuclear power plant, reversing an earlier ruling.

French and Russian nuclear utilities extend collaboration

Corporate

26 April 2016

EDF-Rosenergoatom - April 2016 - 48French utility EDF has signed an agreement to extend its cooperation with Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's civil nuclear power plants. The companies will cooperate in reactor operations, decommissioning and waste management.

Court dismisses appeal against Darlington refurbishment

Corporate

15 April 2016

Darlington_(OPG)-48Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed a judicial review of the environmental assessment (EA) for Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) planned refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear power plant. The lawsuit was brought by groups led by Greenpeace Canada.

Vessel integrity tests extend Beznau 1 outage

Regulation and Safety

04 May 2016

Beznau 1 - 48Proving the integrity of the reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of Switzerland's Beznau nuclear power plant is taking longer than originally expected, owner Axpo said. It now expects to be given regulatory approval to restart the unit by the end of this year.

Recovering the safety margin of nuclear reactors

Regulation and Safety

25 April 2016

Age is no barrier to prolonging the operation of nuclear power plants thanks to technological advances that could not have been predicted by reactor designers working decades ago. That was the conclusion of nuclear industry leaders at a conference hosted recently by EDF Energy and the World Association of Nuclear Operators in London.

Three more years for USA's Pilgrim plant

Corporate

15 April 2016

Pilgrim_(Entergy)-48The Pilgrim nuclear power plant will be refuelled for the final time in 2017 and will cease operations on 31 May 2019, Entergy announced yesterday.