Plant licensing rss

Long-term safety review for Angra 1

Regulation and Safety

14 May 2018

Angra_(Eletronuclear)-48A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has completed a Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review at Brazil's Angra 1 nuclear power plant. Plant operator Eletrobras Eletronuclear is preparing to apply to extend the pressurised water reactor's operating lifetime from 40 to 60 years.

Atucha 1 operating licence renewed

Regulation and Safety

16 April 2018

Atucha 1 - 48Argentina's nuclear regulator has extended the operating licence of the Atucha 1 nuclear power reactor. The licence extension allows the 44-year-old 362 MWe (gross) pressurised heavy water reactor - the first nuclear power plant in Latin America - to operate until 2024.

Russia starts building Turkey's first nuclear power plant

New Nuclear

03 April 2018

Putin-Erdogan April 2018 - 48Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan today attended via videolink from Ankara a ceremony to mark the pouring of first safety-related concrete for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Putin arrived today for a two-day working visit to the Turkish capital.

Fuel loading under way at Chinese AP1000

New Nuclear

25 April 2018

Sanmen units 1 and 2 - 48The loading of fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province began today following the issuance of a permit by the country's nuclear regulator. The unit is later this year expected to become the first Westinghouse AP1000 to enter operation.

Regulator approves licences for new Florida units

New Nuclear

06 April 2018

Turkey Point 6 and 7 - 48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the issuance of combined construction and operating licences for the two proposed AP1000 reactors at Florida Power and Light's Turkey Point plant in Florida. The utility has yet to make a final decision on whether to proceed with building the units.

French-US firms create storage JV in Texas

Corporate

14 March 2018

CISF_rendering_(WCS)_48Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists plan to form a joint venture to license a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel at the WCS site in Andrews County, Texas. The joint venture will request that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission resume its review of the CISF licence application WCS originally submitted two years ago.