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NRC approves Crystal River licence transfer

NRC approves Crystal River licence transfer

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of the licence for Crystal River 3 from Duke Energy Florida to Accelerated Decommissioning Partners LLC subsidiary ADP CR3. The transfer will enable ADP CR3 to carry out active decommissioning of the former nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 02 April 2020


BN-600 licensed to operate until 2025

BN-600 licensed to operate until 2025

Russian nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor has extended the operating licence for unit 3 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in the Sverdlovsk district by a further five years. The licence for the BN-600 fast reactor, which began operating in 1981, was due to expire this year.

Regulation & Safety 01 April 2020


ČEZ applies to build two new units at Dukovany

ČEZ applies to build two new units at Dukovany

Czech utility ČEZ has applied to the State Office for Nuclear Safety to construct two new reactors at its Dukovany nuclear power plant. Four VVER-440 units are currently in operation at the site, in Vysočina Region.

New Nuclear 31 March 2020


Oklo submits first advanced reactor licence application

Oklo submits first advanced reactor licence application

California-based Oklo Inc has submitted a combined licence application for its Aurora "powerhouse" to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This is the first COLA to be submitted using a new application structure for advanced fission technologies and the first privately funded application for a commercial advanced reactor.

Regulation & Safety 18 March 2020


Second US plant licensed for 80-year operation

Second US plant licensed for 80-year operation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Exelon Generation Company's application for an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom units 2 and 3, authorising an operating life of up to 80 years. These are the second subsequent licence renewals granted by the US regulator, following Turkey Point units 3 and 4 which were granted renewals last December. Peach Bottom 2's subsequent renewed licence will expire on 8 August 2053 and units 3's on 2 July 2054. 

Regulation & Safety 09 March 2020


Barakah 1 receives operating licence

Barakah 1 receives operating licence

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation subsidiary Nawah Energy Company is preparing to load fuel into Barakah unit 1 following an announcement by the United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation that it has today issued an operating licence which authorises Nawah to commission and operate the unit.

New Nuclear 17 February 2020


Finnish regulator prepares for SMR licensing

Finnish regulator prepares for SMR licensing

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has published a report discussing the safety assessment and licensing of small modular reactors (SMRs). The regulator says it is preparing for the licensing of such reactors "due to the national and international interest in them."

Regulation & Safety 30 January 2020


Rostov unit 1 cleared to operate until 2031

Rostov unit 1 cleared to operate until 2031

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued an operating licence extension for unit 1 of the Rostov nuclear power plant in southwest Russian to 2031. As of 9 January, the VVER-1000 unit had generated 148.174 terawatt hours of electricity since it started operations in 2001.

Regulation & Safety 10 January 2020


NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale Power has made its first submittals to Canada's nuclear regulator for a pre-licensing vendor design review for its small modular reactor design. The reactor is also undergoing a design certification review in the USA where the company plans to bring a plant into production and operation by 2026.
 

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


US regulator approves first SMR site licence

US regulator approves first SMR site licence

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised the issuance of an early site permit to Tennessee Valley Authority for the potential construction of small modular reactors at its Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. TVA has yet to decide whether to actually construct such reactors at the site and, if so, what technology it would use.

New Nuclear 18 December 2019