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IAEA reviews operational safety at France’s Civaux NPP
17 May, 2022
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...
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IAEA receives required equipment list from Ukraine
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by Ukraine has provided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with a comprehensive list of equipment which it says it needs for the safe and secure operation of its...

IAEA prepares for missions to Chernobyl and other Ukrainian nuclear sites
Monday, April 11, 2022 by Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 9 April that it was gradually restoring regulatory control of nuclear and radiation safety at the Chernobyl NPP but...

IAEA reports no significant developments in Ukraine
Thursday, April 07, 2022 by Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 6 April that there had been no significant new developments related to nuclear safety or security in the country over...

IAEA Director General concludes meetings in Ukraine and Russia
Monday, April 04, 2022 by Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 1 April that it was “analysing the possibility” of resuming regulatory control of the Chernobyl nuclear power...

IAEA urges agreement to enable assistance at nuclear facilities in Ukraine
Thursday, March 24, 2022 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday, 23 March, that the IAEA stands ready to send experts and equipment to Ukraine to...

IAEA says power restored to Zaporozhye
Monday, March 21, 2022 by Power has been restored to Ukraine's Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and some workers have been able to rotate shift at Chernobyl after being on-site for almost four weeks.

Electricity production begins at OL3
Monday, March 14, 2022 by The EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3), which  was commissioned in December 2021, was finally connected to the national grid with a capacity of 103MWe on 12...

Restart of Japan’s Tokai 2 deferred again
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 by Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) said on 28 February that it does not now expect to complete required safety upgrades at Tokai 2, an 1100MWe boiling water reactor, in Ibaraki...

Petten HFR reactor expected to restart in a month
Thursday, February 24, 2022 by The High Flux Reactor (HFR) project team at NRG in Petten in the Netherlands has provided a further progress update on the reactor’s extended closure.

Oskarshamn 3 to be closed to remedy fuel damage
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by Swedish utility OKG has informed the Nordic electricity exchange Nord Pool that the fuel damage reported in the autumn will be managed and that the plant will be temporarily taken out...

EDF updates 2022 French nuclear output estimate
Friday, February 11, 2022 by EDF has revised its 2022 nuclear output estimate from 300-30TWh to 295-315TWh. It added that the 2023 French nuclear output estimate, currently 340-370TWh, would be updated as soon...

Regular electricity generation from OL3 now expected July 2022
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 by Electricity generation at the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant (OL3) has again been postponed to the end of February owner-operator power...

Power production at OL3 to start in first half of February
Monday, January 31, 2022 by Electricity generation at the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant has been postponed to the first half of February, instead of the end of January.

France’s CERAP to provide technical services for Barakah
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by Nawah Energy Company (part the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation - ENEC) has signed an agreement with France’s CERAP SA to provide technical services to support refuelling outages...

Finnish Ministry submits informed conclusion on possible Loviisa life extension
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEE) on 14 January released its informed conclusion on the environmental impact assessment report of Fortum Power and...

Belgian regulator provisionally approves life extension for two reactors
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has provisionally approved life extension for Tihange 3 and Doel 4 if this is necessary to ensure energy security.

Pre-operational tests continue at OL3
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by During the trial operation phase of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant, an unplanned reactor trip occurred on 14 January, owner-operator power...

UK’s Heysham 2 and Torness nuclear plants to close early
Thursday, January 13, 2022 by EDF Energy has confirmed a change to the expected end of generation dates for two of its UK nuclear units - Heysham 2, in Lancashire, and Torness, in East Lothian (Scotland).

France expects new nuclear reactors to begin operation in 2035-37
Monday, January 10, 2022 by The French government expects plans for new nuclear reactors should be submitted around 2023 with a target date of 2035-37 for the reactors to go online, Berangere Abba, Secretary...

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