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Problems reported at China’s Taishan-1
21 June, 2018
Hongkong’s FactWire reported on 18 June that the EPR reactor at unit 1 of...
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Japan restarts Genkai 4
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Unit 4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai nuclear plant in Japan’s Saga Prefecture was restarted on 16 June.

Possible reprieve for Fessenheim due to further Flamanville delays
Monday, June 04, 2018 by Delays in construction of the Flamanville 3 EPR means Fessenheim, France's oldest nuclear power station may continue operation until 2019

New Japanese reactor seeks to begin operation
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company on 22 May requested permission from local authorities to apply for pre-start-up inspections of Shimane 3, which is currently under construction.

Sheffield Forgemasters completes work on Beznau NPP
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by UK Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) announced it has completed manufacturing, research and consultancy work to allow the restart of Beznau 1 in Switzerland.

IAEA completes Salto review at Angra 1
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of Brazil’s 657MW Angra 1 pressurised water reactor.

Japan’s Ohi 4 restarts
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 9 May restarted Ohi 4 in Fukui Prefecture, which had been closed since September 2013. Kansai is aiming to for commercial operation of the reactor...

Doel 1 closed after a water leak
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said Engie Electrabel had shut down unit 1 of the Doel NPP on 23 April after the discovery of a small leak in the emergency...

Accident simulation test carried out at France’s CABRI reactor
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The CABRI research reactor in Cadarache, southern France, has carried out the first test simulating an accident situation in a pressurised water reactor (PWR) as part of an...

Unit 3 begins operation at Japan’s Ohi NPP
Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi NPP in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture began commercial operation on 10 April. Ohi 3 and 4, both 1,180MWe pressurised water reactors (PWRs),...

US FirstEnergy to close its nuclear plants
Friday, March 30, 2018 by US utility, FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, is to close all of its nuclear plants – two in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania – totalling 4048MWe.

Shikoku Electric to decommission Ikata 2
Friday, March 30, 2018 by Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company announced on 27 March that unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime prefecture is to be decommissioned.

IAEA reviews safety at Olkiluoto 3 as commissioning approaches   
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety Review Team (Pre-OSART) on 22 March concluded an 18-day mission to Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 where the first-of-a-kind...

Japan’s Genkai 3  restarts operation
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Unit 3 at Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture resumed operation on 22 March for the first time in over seven years, despite concerns among...

Two Korean reactors to restart
Monday, March 26, 2018 by South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 22 March approved the restart of two reactors in the southwestern nuclear complex that were closed for inspection.

Steam generator at Fessenheim declared fit for service
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by France's Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has lifted the suspension of the serviceability certificate for one of three steam generators installed at EDF's Fessenheim 2.

Japan’s Ohi 3 restarts 
Friday, March 16, 2018 by Japan’s  Kansai Electric Power Co on 14 March restarted a reactor at its Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui prefecture, just 14km from Kansai’s Takahama station, where two reactors (units 3...

Switzerland’s Beznau 1 gears up for restart
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Unit 1 at Switzerland’s Beznau nuclear plant, the world’s oldest power reactor, has been permitted to restart after a three-year shutdown for repairs, the Swiss Federal Nuclear...

Taiwan regulator approves restart of Kuosheng 2
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) on 5 March approved a plan to restart Kuosheng 2, a 951MWe boiling water reactor, which has been offline since May 2016.

Japanese utilities seek more reactor restarts
Monday, February 19, 2018 by Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Co plans to initiate procedures to gain approval to start operation of Shimane 3, a unit which was still under construction at the time of the...

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