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Complacency contributed to Fukushima accident, says Amano

Regulation and Safety

02 September 2015

Japan considered its nuclear power plants safe and was therefore not prepared for the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano has said in a comprehensive report on the accident.

Exelon units fail in capacity auction

Corporate

25 August 2015

Three of Exelon's nuclear power plants failed to clear in regional grid operator PJM's capacity auction for the 2018-2019 planning year, although the company's CEO described the overall auction results as encouraging.

Ukraine's Energoatom looks ahead to Rovno 3 life extension

Regulation and Safety

19 August 2015

Work is under way at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine to apply to extend the operating life of unit 3. Ukraine's State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate issued 20-year operating life extensions for units 1 and 2 nearly five years ago.

Dominion institutes corrective actions at Millstone

Regulation and Safety

28 August 2015

Dominion is implementing a "broad range of corrective actions" at unit 2 of its Millstone nuclear power plant in Waterford, Connecticut under a settlement agreement reached with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Disposal beats MOX in US comparison

Waste and Recycling

21 August 2015

America is reconsidering how it will dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium as the previous plan involving a MOX plant has been said to be twice as costly as a dilution and disposal option in a leaked Department of Energy report.

Watts Bar 2 operating licence request goes out

New Nuclear

17 August 2015

Watts Bar units 1 and 2 - 48The Tennessee Valley Authority has requested that regulators issue an operating licence for unit 2 of the Watts Bar nuclear power plant.