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New Chinese reactor begins supplying power

New Chinese reactor begins supplying power

Fangchenggang unit 4 - the second demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactor at the site in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region - has been connected to the grid, China General Nuclear announced.

Waste & Recycling 11 April 2024


Economic benefits of Polish AP1000 deployment highlighted

Economic benefits of Polish AP1000 deployment highlighted

The construction of six Westinghouse AP1000 reactors would contribute more than PLN118.3 billion (USD30.2 billion) in GDP for Poland, while their subsequent operation would generate PLN38 billion in GDP annually, an independent study has found.

New Nuclear 10 April 2024


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Second CGN Hualong One starts up

Second CGN Hualong One starts up

Unit 4 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time, China General Nuclear announced. The unit is the second of two demonstration CGN-designed Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site.

New Nuclear 09 April 2024


Fourth Korean APR-1400 begins commercial operation

Fourth Korean APR-1400 begins commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has entered commercial operation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit is the second of two APR-1400 reactors at the site, with a further two planned.

New Nuclear 08 April 2024


PSEG to apply for second licence renewals for New Jersey plants

PSEG to apply for second licence renewals for New Jersey plants

PSEG Nuclear LLC has notified US regulators of its intent to seek subsequent licence renewal for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants, which together produce nearly half of New Jersey’s electricity and 85% of the state’s carbon-free generation.

Corporate 08 April 2024


Heysham 2 to address issues identified after IAEA mission

Heysham 2 to address issues identified after IAEA mission

An International Atomic Energy Agency team's visit to the UK's Heysham 2 nuclear power plant "found areas of good practice" but also recommended improvements including in "setting and reinforcing expectations" for identifying and correcting "substandard conditions and equipment deficiencies in a timely manner".

Regulation & Safety 04 April 2024


Axpo considers extended operation of Beznau plant

Axpo considers extended operation of Beznau plant

Swiss utility Axpo said it is assessing the technical feasibility of operating the two-unit Beznau nuclear power plant beyond the 60 years currently planned.

Corporate 03 April 2024


IAEA confirms nuclear security improvements at Japanese plant

IAEA confirms nuclear security improvements at Japanese plant

Physical protection measures at Japan's seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant have been significantly strengthened over recent years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The finding came as Tokyo Electric Power Company submitted a plan to the nuclear regulator to begin loading fuel into unit 7 of the plant later this month.

Regulation & Safety 02 April 2024


Loan guarantee for Palisades restart

Loan guarantee for Palisades restart

The US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office has conditionally committed up to USD1.52 billion for a loan guarantee to Holtec Palisades for its project to bring the Palisades plant, which ceased operations in May 2022, back online. If the project proceeds, it will be the first nuclear power plant in the USA to return to commercial operations after being closed down.

Corporate 28 March 2024


Fourth Barakah unit connected to grid

Fourth Barakah unit connected to grid

The 1400 MWe pressurised water reactor has begun delivering electricity to the United Arab Emirates' grid, weeks after achieving first criticality and bringing the four-unit plant closer to its goal of providing 25% of the country's electricity needs.

New Nuclear 25 March 2024