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Material testing continues on French steam generators

Regulation and Safety

24 June 2016

SG bottom head - 48Parts of some steam generators at 18 nuclear power units in France may have similar anomalies discovered in the steel of the pressure vessel of the Flamanville EPR, utility EDF has informed the French nuclear regulator.

Oconee flood protection improvements complete

Regulation and Safety

20 June 2016

Oconee_(Duke)-48Eight years after requesting information on flood protection at the Oconee nuclear power plant, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that modifications carried out by Duke Energy would adequately protect the plant from a potential failure of a nearby dam.

Exelon to seek extended operating licence for Peach Bottom

Corporate

08 June 2016

Peach Bottom 48US utility Exelon said it intends to apply for an additional 20-year extension to the operating licence for the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. If granted, the extension would see the two-unit plant complete 80 years of operating service.

Construction permits for two more Shin Kori units

New Nuclear

23 June 2016

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48South Korea's nuclear regulator has today approved the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The APR1400 units are scheduled to begin operating in March 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Takahama units cleared for extended operation

Regulation and Safety

20 June 2016

Takahama 48The Japanese nuclear regulator has today approved the operation of units 1 and 2 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant for up to 60 years. They become the first Japanese units to be granted a licence extension beyond 40 years under revised regulations.

Licence renewal approved for Spanish fuel plant

Regulation and Safety

03 June 2016

Juzbado fuel plant - 48Spain's nuclear regulator has approved the renewal for a further ten years of the operating licence for Enusa's Juzbado nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Salamanca.