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Krško completes IAEA review of long-term operation

Krško completes IAEA review of long-term operation

The International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation) review mission was requested by the plant's operator, Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško.

Regulation & Safety 18 October 2021


Renewable fuel additive created in radiation process

Renewable fuel additive created in radiation process

Radiation from used nuclear fuel could be used to create a valuable fuel additive needed for renewable biodiesel, scientists in Slovenia and the UK have shown. The research highlights that there are "unexplored renewable processes that can be realised using ionising radiation - especially considering used fuel pools as a source of catalytic energy," said the paper, published in Nature Communications Chemistry last week. It was written by scientists from Slovenia's Jožef Stefan Institute and the UK's Lancaster University and Aston University.

Waste & Recycling 28 September 2021


Slovenia considers deep borehole disposal

Slovenia considers deep borehole disposal

US nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation has been awarded a contract to conduct a borehole feasibility study for ARAO, Slovenia's radioactive waste management organisation. The study will examine whether a deep borehole repository could dispose of used fuel from Slovenia's TRIGA II research reactor at the Josef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana.

Waste & Recycling 31 August 2021


Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Slovenia's Ministry of Infrastructure today issued an energy permit to GEN Energija for a proposed second reactor at the existing Krško nuclear power plant, referred to as the JEK2 project. The company noted that while a final decision on whether to construct the new unit has yet to be made, the granting of the permit allows licensing procedures to begin.

New Nuclear 19 July 2021


Krško nuclear plant rejoins grid

Krško nuclear plant rejoins grid

The Krško nuclear power plant has been reconnected to the grid, owner and operator Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško said today. Slovenia's sole nuclear reactor had been shut down as a precaution after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Petrinja, which is 50 km south-east of the Croatian capital of Zagreb on 29 December. The plant is located in Slovenia at a site about 80 km north-west of Petrinja.

Regulation & Safety 31 December 2020


Krško reactor closed as precaution after earthquake

Krško reactor closed as precaution after earthquake

The Krško nuclear power plant has been shut down as a precaution after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Petrinja, which is 50 km south-east of the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The plant is located in Slovenia at a site about 80 km north-west of Petrinja.

Regulation & Safety 29 December 2020


Slovenian decision on second unit by 2027: minister

Slovenian decision on second unit by 2027: minister

Slovenia will make a decision by 2027 at the latest on whether to build a second nuclear power plant at its existing Krško site, Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec has said during a visit to the plant site on 22 May. The minister also called for an immediate start on the construction of a storage facility for low and intermediate level radioactive waste and for changes to legislation to speed up infrastructure projects.

Nuclear Policies 26 May 2020


Upgraded Krško simulator operational

Upgraded Krško simulator operational

Krsko plant simulator - 48Canada-based L3 MAPPS has completed an upgrade of the full scope simulator at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The upgrade was carried out as part of a safety upgrade programme to modernise the plant.

Corporate 26 October 2017


Siemens prints part for Krško plant

Siemens prints part for Krško plant

3D-printed impeller for Krsko - 48A 3D-printed impeller has been in use in a pump at Slovenia's Krško plant since January. Siemens, which produced the component, said this marks "the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation" of such a part in a nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 09 March 2017


Holtec secures contract for Slovenian storage facility

Holtec secures contract for Slovenian storage facility

Holtec International has won a contract for the turnkey supply of a dry cask storage facility at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Waste & Recycling 27 February 2017