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Integrity and leak rate tests completed at Fuqing 6
22 July, 2021
China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE) said tests were completed...
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IAEA concludes Salto review of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Salto) team of experts on 15 July completed a review of long term operational safety at the...

Doel 2 shut down after hydrogen leak
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Unit 2 at Belgium’s Doel NPP was shut down manually during the night of 14-15 July, after Engie Electrabel employees noticed a rapid increase in hydrogen consumption in the...

South Korea’s Shin Hanul 1 approved for operation
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 9 July gave conditional approval for the operation of unit 1 at the Shin-Hanul NPP, more than a year after it was...

US NRC discontinues preparation for 40-year licence renewals
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to discontinue its considerations of regulatory and other changes which would allow NPP operators to apply for 40-year...

Framatome to provide engineering services to UAE
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Nawah Energy Company, the subsidiary created by joint venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) to operate and maintain...

Japan’s ageing Mihama 3 reactor restarts
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 23 June began operating unit 3 at Mihama NPP in Fukui Prefecture for the first time in some 10 years, after completing final inspections. The...

China reports minor fuel rod damage but no leak at Taishan NPP
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by China's Ministry of Ecology & Environment (MEE) said on 16 June that there had been no leak at the Taishan NPP in Guangdong Province and rejected allegations by CNN that the...

Conflicting reports about leak at Taishan NPP
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by Framatome said on 14 June that China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant was operating safely. “Framatome is supporting resolution of a performance issue with the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant...

No earthquake damage to Bushehr NPP
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant sustained no damage when the region suffered an earthquake on 17 April.

UK ONR gives permission for limited operation of Hunterston B
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 13 April gave EDF with permission for reactors 3 and 4 at the Hunterston NPP (also known as B1 and B2) to return to service for a...

US NRC proposes fine against Florida Power & Light Company
Monday, April 12, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 8 April that it has proposed a $150,000 fine to Florida Power & Light Co (FPL) for falsifying plant records and recording...

Belarus disconnects power lines with Lithuania for testing
Monday, April 12, 2021 by Belarus has disconnected cross-border transmission lines (PTL) with Lithuania as part of the ongoing tests of the reliability of the Belarusian energy system, the press service of...

WANO experts check unit 2 of Belarus NPP
Thursday, April 08, 2021 by Experts of the Moscow centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) will carry out a technical support mission from 5 to13 April at unit 2 of the Belarus NPP in order...

Spanish government approves renewal of operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Challenge Demographic (Miteco) said on 18 March that it had approved a ministerial order granting the renewal of the...

As one Japanese court approves operation of Ikata 3 another bars restart of Tokai 2
Monday, March 22, 2021 by Japan’s Hiroshima high court on 18 March reversed its earlier order to shut down unit 3 at Shikoku Electric Power Co’s Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture after an ongoing periodic...

Operating licence issued for unit 2 of Barakah NPP
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), said on 9 March that it had received the Operating Licence...

European Parliament to consider resolution on safety of Belarus NPP
Monday, February 01, 2021 by The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has approved a draft resolution on the safety of the Belarus NPP initiated by Lithuania

China’s first Hualong One begins commercial operation
Monday, February 01, 2021 by China’s first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian Province began commercial operation on 30 January, China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) announced.

Unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear plant brought to 100% capacity
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by On 12 January, Belarus 1 was brought to nominal power – 3200MWt and 1170MWe – for the first time.

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