Plant licensing rss

Site approval for Chinese AP1000 plant

New Nuclear

14 April 2014

The Xudabao site in China's Liaoning province has been approved for the construction of the first two of six AP1000 units planned there.

Nuclear tax robs seven months from German plant


28 March 2014

The Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant will close seven months early, said EOn, claiming the government tax on nuclear fuel makes its final period of operation uneconomic.

Activists target older European units

Nuclear Policies

05 March 2014

Beznau - Greenpeace action 48Greenpeace activists have intruded onto the sites of some of Europe's oldest nuclear power plants. The stunt coincided with the publication of a Greenpeace-commissioned report into the safety of ageing reactors.

Exelon's nuclear fleet expands


02 April 2014

CORRECTED R E Ginna 48The operating licences of five US nuclear power reactors have been transferred from Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) to Exelon, making it the third-largest nuclear operator in the world.

Fennovoima applies for VVER reactor

New Nuclear

05 March 2014

Hanhikivi 1 AES-2006 (Fennovoima)_48Fennovoima has asked for permission from the Finnish government to construct a Russian AES-2006 nuclear plant at its Hanhikivi site, near Pyhäjoki.

Preparing for licensing beyond 60 years

Regulation and Safety

24 February 2014

Calvert Cliffs 48US nuclear utilities could start applying to the regulator from 2017 for operating licence extensions beyond 60 years. Staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say they are preparing for this.