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Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Average total generating costs for nuclear energy in 2017 in the USA were at their lowest since 2008, according to a study released by the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Nuclear Policies 12 November 2018


Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Japan Atomic Power Company has received regulatory approval of an extension to the operating period of unit 2 at its Tokai nuclear power plant, enabling the reactor to operate for up to 60 years.

Regulation & Safety 07 November 2018


Sanmen 2 AP1000 enters commercial operation

Sanmen 2 AP1000 enters commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has completed 168 hours of full-power continuous operation. The unit is now deemed to be the third AP1000 reactor to enter commercial operation.

New Nuclear 06 November 2018


First reactor on Russia's floating plant starts up

First reactor on Russia's floating plant starts up

One of the two reactors aboard Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The second reactor will be started up and tests carried out before the plant is towed to Pevek next year.

New Nuclear 05 November 2018


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Argentinean plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Argentinean plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at Argentina's Atucha I nuclear power plant. The team reviewed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 01 November 2018


Fourth Tianwan unit connected to grid

Fourth Tianwan unit connected to grid

Unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has been connected to the electricity grid, bringing global nuclear generating capacity to over 400 GWe for the first time.

New Nuclear 29 October 2018


Fessenheim closure decree annulled

Fessenheim closure decree annulled

France's Council of State has invalidated the governement's April 2017 decree to repeal EDF's licence to operate the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. The council ruled the decree had not been issued at EDF's request, as required by law.

Nuclear Policies 29 October 2018


US utility uses drones for nuclear plant inspections

US utility uses drones for nuclear plant inspections

Xcel Energy is using unmanned aircraft to assist in inspections at the company’s nuclear facilities in Minnesota, achieving safety and cost benefits.

Regulation & Safety 29 October 2018


Study quantifies job creation in the nuclear sector

Study quantifies job creation in the nuclear sector

A study on the employment generated by the nuclear energy industry has been published by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Some 200,000 job-years of employment are created by each gigawatt of nuclear capacity constructed, it suggests.

New Nuclear 26 October 2018


Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

The Hiroshima District Court has rejected a call from residents to re-impose an injunction on the operation of unit 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture. The move clears the way for owner Shikoku Electric Power Company to restart the reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 October 2018