Plant licensing rss

Construction cleared for China's first Hualong One units

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Fuqing 5 nuclear island pit 48China's State Council has given final approval for construction of units 5 and 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province. They will be demonstration units for the domestically-developed Hualong One reactor design.

Takahama 2 cleared for ten more years

Regulation and Safety

09 April 2015

Takahama 48Unit 2 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui prefecture has been granted a ten-year operating life extension by the country's nuclear regulator.

UAE applies for first nuclear operating licence

New Nuclear

27 March 2015

Barakah_OLA_submission_(ENEC)_48The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has submitted its application for an operating licence for the first two units at the Barakah nuclear power plant.

Regulatory approval for US nuclear spinoff


13 April 2015

Susquehanna_(NRC_PPL)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the proposed transfer of operating licences for the two Susquehanna nuclear reactors as parent company PPL Corporation prepares to spin off its competitive generation business.

US plant gets go-ahead for high-performance fuel

Regulation and Safety

02 April 2015

Perry_core_(FirstEnergy)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has cleared the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio to begin using GNF2 high performance fuel.

USA explores waste options alongside Yucca

Waste and Recycling

25 March 2015

A new Department of Energy initiative on radioactive waste disposal could "finally bring some progress the nation's long-neglected nuclear waste management policy," said Marv Fertel, the head of US trade body the Nuclear Energy Institute.