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Koeberg 1 cleared for extended operation

Koeberg 1 cleared for extended operation

South Africa's National Nuclear Regulator has granted state-owned utility Eskom a licence to continue operating unit 1 of the Koeberg nuclear power plant for another 20 years until 21 July 2044.

Regulation & Safety 16 July 2024


VVER fuel reliable in flexible power output tests, says Rosatom

VVER fuel reliable in flexible power output tests, says Rosatom

Experiments to test the impact of load following on VVER-1200 fuel show it "did not have a significant impact on its main characteristics", Russia's nuclear power corporation has reported.

Uranium & Fuel 16 July 2024


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Kansai gets more approvals relating to Takahama units

Kansai gets more approvals relating to Takahama units

Kansai Electric Power Company has been given prior consent by Fukui Prefecture and Takahama Town for the  steam generator replacement plan for Takahama nuclear power plant units 3 and 4.

Regulation & Safety 09 July 2024


Ohi units cleared for another 10 years' operation

Ohi units cleared for another 10 years' operation

Japan's nuclear regulator has approved Kansai Electric Power Company's long-term reactor management plan for units 3 and 4 of its Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture, allowing the units to operate beyond 30 years. They become the first reactors to be permitted to operate up to 40 years under new legislation.

Regulation & Safety 26 June 2024


Extended operation considered for Swedish reactors

Extended operation considered for Swedish reactors

The owners of Sweden's Forsmark and Ringhals nuclear power plants are to assess the possibility of extending the operating lifetime of the plants' reactors from 60 to 80 years. This would enable their continued operation into the 2060s.

Corporate 18 June 2024


IAEA assesses long-term safety at Angra 1

IAEA assesses long-term safety at Angra 1

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 1 of the Angra nuclear power plant in Brazil. 

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2024


Regulator's safety goal for Atucha Long-Term Operation project

Regulator's safety goal for Atucha Long-Term Operation project

Argentina's Nuclear Regulatory Authority says that planned upgrades and improvements to allow a 20-year extension to the Atucha I nuclear power unit will "raise the design basis of the facility to a higher level of safety than that with which it was originally licensed".

Regulation & Safety 05 June 2024


Dutch state could buy share in Borssele plant

Dutch state could buy share in Borssele plant

The government of the Netherlands has said it will consider acquiring a stake in the Borssele nuclear power plant should a decision be made to extend the operation of the single-unit plant beyond 2033.

Nuclear Policies 05 June 2024


Takahama units cleared for extended operation

Takahama units cleared for extended operation

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the operation of units 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture for a further 20 years. Both reactors are currently in operation and will reach their 40th anniversaries in January and June of 2025, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 29 May 2024


Second CGN Hualong One completes commissioning tests

Second CGN Hualong One completes commissioning tests

Unit 4 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region has entered commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced. The unit is the second of two CGN-designed demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site.

New Nuclear 28 May 2024