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Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Fortum is capable of continuing to safely operate the Loviisa nuclear power plant until 2050, Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the country's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The government is expected to issue a decision on extending the two-unit plant's operating licence in the coming months.

Regulation & Safety 26 January 2023


IAEA teams in place at Ukraine's nuclear plants

IAEA teams in place at Ukraine's nuclear plants

The International Atomic Energy Agency's newly-established missions at Ukraine's nuclear power plants are not just symbolic, but signify the presence of internationally renowned experts who "will provide advice and technical support at this very difficult time", IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2023


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Krško extension approved, after environmental impact assessment

Krško extension approved, after environmental impact assessment

Slovenia's Ministry of the Environment says it has approved Krško's operations for a further 20 years, following the completion of an environmental impact assessment, a process which included input from neighbouring countries Croatia, Austria, Italy and Hungary, plus Germany.

Regulation & Safety 17 January 2023


CGN's first Hualong One reactor starts supplying electricity

CGN's first Hualong One reactor starts supplying electricity

Unit 3 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region has been connected to the grid for the first time, China General Nuclear announced. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in the second half of 2023.

New Nuclear 11 January 2023


New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

New method for assessing ageing of reactor components

Researchers have developed a method for assessing degradation of stainless steel components using laser beams that could reduce the time and expense needed for conducting safety checks of ageing nuclear power reactors.

Regulation & Safety 11 January 2023


Accord reached on extending operation of Belgian units

Accord reached on extending operation of Belgian units

French utility Engie and the Belgian federal government have signed an agreement with a view to restarting the Doel 4 and Tihange 3 nuclear power reactors in 2026 and operating them for a further ten years. Both units are currently scheduled to be shut down in 2025.

Nuclear Policies 10 January 2023


Lance on track for commercial uranium production

Lance on track for commercial uranium production

Preconditioning wellfield flows are already under way at Peninsula Energy's Lance uranium project in Wyoming, and it is on track to resume uranium production in the first quarter of this year.

Uranium & Fuel 10 January 2023


North Carolina adopts 'all-of-the-above' carbon reduction plan

North Carolina adopts 'all-of-the-above' carbon reduction plan

The initial carbon plan adopted by the North Carolina Utilities Commission sets out a path to achieve a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions from publicly owned electric generating facilities by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050 via "reasonable steps" including licence extensions for nuclear power plants and the consideration of new nuclear capacity.
 

Energy & Environment 04 January 2023


Canadian refurbishment projects hit milestones

Canadian refurbishment projects hit milestones

Bruce Power and its partners have completed the bulk of the construction phase of the major component replacement outage at Bruce unit 6 and are transitioning to activities to bring the unit back online in the fourth quarter of 2023. Meanwhile, Ontario Power Generation is preparing to start work on its third reactor refurbishment and is on track to complete all four by 2026.

Corporate 30 December 2022


Japan adopts plan to maximise use of nuclear energy

Japan adopts plan to maximise use of nuclear energy

The Japanese government has adopted a plan to extend the operation of existing nuclear power reactors and replace aging facilities with new advanced ones. The move is part of a policy that addresses global fuel shortages following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 23 December 2022