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Temelín 2 clear for longer operation

Temelín 2 clear for longer operation

ČEZ of the Czech Republic has been granted a licence to continue operating Temelín 2. The reactor has operated for 20 years and ČEZ hopes for another 40 years of operation at least.

Regulation & Safety 27 May 2022


Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine says that an inspection mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency should not take place until the six-reactor nuclear power plant is no longer under Russian control.

Regulation & Safety 27 May 2022


South Korean APR-1400 starts up

South Korean APR-1400 starts up

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to be connected to the grid next month.

New Nuclear 23 May 2022


Palisades bows out after record operation run

Palisades bows out after record operation run

The single-unit nuclear power plant in Michigan was permanently shut down on 20 May - slightly earlier than planned - after more than 50 years in operation.

Corporate 23 May 2022


EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

The French nuclear power operator EDF says that the programme of inspections and repairs related to the stress corrosion issue means it has increased the hit it expects to take to its earnings by a further EUR4.5 billion (USD4.7 million) from the EUR14 billion estimated at the start of May.

Corporate 19 May 2022


EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has asked for international donors to help repair the damage left after Russian forces' control of the Chernobyl area earlier this year.

Regulation & Safety 19 May 2022


French regulator gives update on corrosion issue

French regulator gives update on corrosion issue

Bernard Doroszczuk, President of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, told a parliamentary hearing that the "discovery of unexpected stress corrosion" had led to checks of 35 welds so far, a third of the total to be examined by the end of June.

Regulation & Safety 18 May 2022


Ukraine planning for post-war nuclear power plants

Ukraine planning for post-war nuclear power plants

Energoatom's CEO Petro Kotin says that construction work on two new Westinghouse AP1000 units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant "will begin as soon as the war is over".

New Nuclear 16 May 2022


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Civaux

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Civaux

EDF has strengthened operational safety at its Civaux nuclear power plant by addressing the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency review which took place in 2019, a follow-up mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 16 May 2022


End of Koeberg outage to ease South African grid pressure

End of Koeberg outage to ease South African grid pressure

The return to service next month of unit 2 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant will help to reduce pressure on South Africa's constrained power system, state-owned utility Eskom says. The return to service of the unit, which has been offline for refuelling and maintenance, will support utility efforts to reduce loadshedding and meet high demand as the country moves into winter.

Energy & Environment 12 May 2022