Plant licensing rss

Construction licence for ESS

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

ESS facility 48The Swedish nuclear regulator has issued a conditional licence for construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) facility in Lund. The research facility will feature the world's most powerful neutron source.

Nuclenor fined for early Garoña closure

Corporate

18 July 2014

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48The operator of Spain's Garoña nuclear power plant, Nuclenor, has been fined €18.4 million ($24.9 million) by the country's financial regulator for shutting down the plant six months earlier than originally authorized.

EU updates its nuclear safety rules

Regulation and Safety

08 July 2014

National nuclear safety regulators will have more independence and a new peer-review system under an amended EU Nuclear Safety Directive which was approved today.

Entergy opposes Indian Point outage proposal

Energy and Environment

23 July 2014

Indian Point 48Entergy has criticized a Department of Environmental Conservation proposal to require simultaneous annual outages at both of its Indian Point nuclear power units aimed at protecting fish in the Hudson River.

Safety approval for first Japanese reactor restarts

Regulation and Safety

16 July 2014

Sendai 48Sendai nuclear power plant units 1 and 2 have draft approval to restart and generate electricity again. The final stages in Japan's new licensing regime could be completed before September.

Russia grants ten-year life extension to Kalinin 1

Regulation and Safety

01 July 2014

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has granted Rosenergoatom a ten-year service life extension for the Kalinin 1 nuclear power unit until 2025.