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Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Exelon Generation's Oyster Creek nuclear power plant retired from service yesterday after 49 years of electricity generation. The single-unit boiling water reactor was the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 18 September 2018


Challenging the nuclear finance status quo

Challenging the nuclear finance status quo

Financial challenges facing nuclear energy need to be tackled by disrupting the status quo to help drive down costs, delegates heard at the recent World Nuclear Association 2018 Symposium in London.

Corporate 17 September 2018


US plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

US plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

UPDATED: Duke Energy has shut down both units at the Brunswick nuclear power plant as the North Carolina site faces hurricane-force winds, major storm surges and heavy rain. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is staffing its incident response centre in Atlanta around the clock to monitor Hurricane Florence, which has now made landfall.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2018


Coolant channel replacement complete at Kakrapar 2

Coolant channel replacement complete at Kakrapar 2

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has concluded that corrosion spots caused by impurities in carbon dioxide gas at the Kakrapar plant led to coolant channel leaks in 2015 and 2016. Work has now been completed at unit 2.
 

Regulation & Safety 04 September 2018


New Brunswick to test emergency plans

New Brunswick to test emergency plans

NB Power and the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organisation are to carry out Synergy Challenge 2018, a full-scale exercise to test the province's readiness to respond to a simulated nuclear emergency at the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant.
 

Regulation & Safety 30 August 2018


Second Sanmen AP1000 connected to grid

Second Sanmen AP1000 connected to grid

Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has been connected to the electricity grid and has begun supplying power. In late-June, Sanmen 1 became the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

New Nuclear 24 August 2018


Leningrad II-1 set to enter commercial operation

Leningrad II-1 set to enter commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia is now ready for commercial operation, Rosenergoatom announced today following the completion of the final commissioning test.

New Nuclear 22 August 2018


Commissioning milestones at Chinese AP1000s

Commissioning milestones at Chinese AP1000s

Milestones in the start-up of two AP1000s under construction in China were met on 17 August, with Sanmen unit 2 achieving first criticality and Haiyang unit 1 being grid connected.

New Nuclear 17 August 2018


Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching 2506 TWh, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. The Association says the industry is on target to meet the near-term goals of its Harmony programme.

Nuclear Policies 16 August 2018


FirstEnergy takes "unwelcome" step towards plant closures

FirstEnergy takes "unwelcome" step towards plant closures

FirstEnergy Solutions Inc has taken its next regulatory step towards the closure of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse and Perry plants, filing plans related to their decommissioning with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
 

Corporate 16 August 2018