22.02.2018_No38 / News in Brief

Independent Monitoring Shows No Health Impact from Canada’s Pickering

22 Feb (NucNet): Independent monitoring has shown there is no expected health impact from the Pickering nuclear site in Ontario, Canada, the country’ regulator has said.

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22.02.2018_No38 / News in Brief

Portugal Pushes For Meeting With Spain Over Salamanca Uranium Mine

22 Feb (NucNet): Portugal has asked for a meeting with Spain over Spain’s plan to open the Salamanca uranium mine at Retortillo near the Portuguese border, the Portuguese government confirmed on 21 February 2018.

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22.02.2018_No38 / News in Brief

Belarusian-1 Fuel Delivery Scheduled For November 2018, Says Minister

22 Feb (NucNet): Fuel for the Belarusian nuclear station under construction near the town of Ostrovets will be delivered in November 2018 with fuel loading scheduled to begin in February 2019, Belarus’s deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said on 21 February 2018.

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22.02.2018_No38 / News in Brief

China Could Become Dominant Nuclear Producer Within 20 Years, Says IEA Head

22 Feb (NucNet): China is set to more than triple its nuclear energy capacity over the next 20 years, overtaking the US to become the world’s largest nuclear power producer, according to the International Energy Agency.

21.02.2018_No37 / News in Brief

NRC Proposes $145,000 Penalty For Violations At Vogtle Nuclear Station

21 Feb: (NucNet): The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is proposing a $145,000 (€117,000) civil penalty against Southern Nuclear Operating Company for violations at the company’s Vogtle nuclear power station in Georgia involving employees who did not complete required rounds to check equipment and plant conditions, but provided inaccurate documentation indicating that they had done so.

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21.02.2018_No37 / News in Brief

EU Energy Committee Backs Key Market Reform On Capacity Mechanisms

21 Feb (NucNet): 21 Feb (NucNet): MEPs in the European Parliament’s energy committee today backed key reforms to the European internal electricity market including stricter rules for capacity mechanisms that have been used to keep power stations on standby for use in emergencies – including to fill potential gaps in nuclear baseload generation.

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21.02.2018_No37 / News in Brief

First Of Six Helium Tanks Supplied By Europe Installed At Iter

21 Feb (NucNet): The first of six gaseous helium (GHe) tanks manufactured by Europe has been installed at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) site in southern France.

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21.02.2018_No37 / News in Brief

Canada’s OPG Gets Approval For Darlington-3 Refurbishment

21 Feb (NucNet): The government of Canada’s Ontario province has given Ontario Power Generation (OPG) permission to go ahead with the refurbishment of the 878-MW Darlington-3 nuclear power unit.

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21.02.2018_No37 / News in Brief

Spanish Industry Group Foro Nuclear Announces Integration With Electrical Association

21 Feb (NucNet): Spanish nuclear industry group Foro Nuclear and the electrical industry association Unesa have agreed to integrate their activities related to nuclear energy, Foro Nuclear said in a statement on 21 February 2018.

20.02.2018_No36 / News in Brief

China’s Tianwan-3 Passes Commissioning Tests At 100% Power, Says Rosatom

20 Feb (NucNet): The Tianwan-3 nuclear reactor unit in Jiangsu province, northeastern China, has successfully operated for 100 hours at 100% of its design power level without interruption, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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20.02.2018_No36 / News in Brief

Chugoku Electric To Apply For Shimane-3 Operation Permit, Says Jaif

20 Feb (NucNet): Japanese utility Chugoku Electric Power Company has announced plans to apply for a permission to begin operation of the Shimane-3 nuclear power station, which is still under construction in Shimane Prefecture, southwest Japan, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (Jaif) said today.

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20.02.2018_No36 / News in Brief

Westinghouse Awarded Outage Services Contract For Prairie Island and Monticello Nuclear Stations

20 Feb (NucNet): Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded an outage services contract by US-based nuclear operator Xcel Energy for its nuclear power stations at Prairie Island and Monticello.

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20.02.2018_No36 / News in Brief

Fuel Loading Complete At Japan’s Genkai-3

20 Feb (NucNet): Fuel loading was completed today at Japan’s Genkai-3 nuclear reactor unit in the southern Saga Prefecture, operator Kyushu Electric Power Company said.

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20.02.2018_No36 / News in Brief

India ‘Confident’ About Future Of Westinghouse AP1000 Deal, Says Official

20 Feb (NucNet): India is still “confident” that it can successfully conclude a deal with US reactor maker Westinghouse Electric Company to build six Generation III+ AP1000 nuclear power reactors in the country, local media quoted an Indian official as saying.

19.02.2018_No35 / News in Brief

US Pledges $250M To Guarantee Loan For Ukraine’s Centralised Fuel Storage Facility

19 Feb (NucNet): The US and Ukraine have concluded a $250m (€200m) “political risk insurance contract” for the construction of a centralised facility for the storage of used nuclear fuel near the Chernobyl nuclear power station, the US government’s development institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) said.

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19.02.2018_No35 / News in Brief

Russia’s Atomenergomash Begins Manufacturing Equipment For Kursk 2-1

19 Feb (NucNet): Russia’s Atomenergomash (AEM), the power engineering division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has begun manufacturing major components for the first unit in the second phase of the Kursk (Kursk 2-1) nuclear station in central Russia.

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19.02.2018_No35 / News in Brief

Physical Startup Process Complete At Russia’s Leningrad 2-1, Says Operator

19 Feb (NucNet): Russian state-owned nuclear operator Rosenergoatom has completed all stages of the physical startup process for the Leningrad 2-1 nuclear power unit in western Russia.

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19.02.2018_No35 / News in Brief

Fuel Loading Begins At Japan’s Genkai-3

19 Feb (NucNet): Fuel loading at Japan’s Genkai-3 nuclear reactor unit began on 16 February 2018, operator Kyushu Electric Power Company said.

16.02.2018_No34 / News in Brief

US House Passes Bills Supporting Neutron Reactor, Radiation Study

16 Feb (NucNet): The US House of Representatives has passed two bills related to nuclear energy research and development. Earlier this week, the House passed a bill supporting the construction of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source and a second bill to increase the understanding of the health effects of low-dose radiation.

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16.02.2018_No34 / News in Brief

Russian Nuclear Corporation Rosatom Establishes 3D Printing Subsidiary

16 Feb (NucNet): Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom has established a new company – Rusatom Additive Technologies (RusAT) – to manage the development of 3D printing applications and technologies that could be used in the nuclear industry, Rosatom said in a statement.

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