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Small-scale robot for unit 2 containment inspections

Located in: Corporate

30 June 2015

FD2 PCV robot 2 - 48A small robot has been developed to investigate the inside of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

US regulators request natural phenomena response data

Located in: Regulation and Safety

26 June 2015

The US nuclear regulatory commission (NRC) has asked the owners of nuclear fuel facilities to provide more information on how they respond to natural phenomena. The commission said that apart from the need for this information, it is otherwise satisfied  that "little or no further action" is needed to apply the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident.

Wolsong 1 resumes operation following licence extension

Located in: Corporate

24 June 2015

Wolsong - 48Unit 1 of South Korea's Wolsong nuclear power plant restarted yesterday after having been offline since November 2012 when its operating licence expired. A new licence was issued in February.

Safety review sought for Hamaoka 3

Located in: Regulation and Safety

17 June 2015

Hamaoka plant - 48CORRECTED Chubu Electric Power Company has requested a safety review by Japan's nuclear regulator of unit 3 at its Hamaoka plant in Shizuoka prefecture. Such a review, a prerequisite for restarting, has already been requested for unit 4 of the plant.

Early retirement for Kori 1

Located in: Corporate

16 June 2015

Kori (KHNP) 77x48South Korea's oldest operating reactor unit will close in 2017 without a licence extension, said operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).

Tricastin 3 clears third decennial inspection

Located in: Regulation and Safety

10 June 2015

The French nuclear regulator has given EDF permission to operate unit 3 of its four-unit Tricastin nuclear power plant in southern France for a further ten years.

IAEA board considers Fukushima and LEU 'bank'

Located in: Nuclear Policies

09 June 2015

Amano_IAEA_Board_Jun15_(Calma/IAEA)_48International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano highlighted a major report on the Fukushima nuclear accident and agreements paving the way for a low-enriched uranium (LEU) 'fuel bank' in his introductory statement to the IAEA's Board of Governors yesterday.

German nuclear fuel duty is legal, says European court

Located in: Nuclear Policies

05 June 2015

Germany's tax on nuclear fuel conforms to European Union laws, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday.

Japan to start Fukushima fuel debris retrieval in 2021

Located in: Waste and Recycling

04 June 2015

Japan expects to start the retrieval of fuel debris from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2021, the executive director of the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation said yesterday. Three of the plant's six reactors suffered core meltdowns in the March 2011 accident, leaving melted nuclear fuel debris on the floor of their containment vessels.

Nuclear's unique role in socio-economic development

Located in: Nuclear Policies

02 June 2015

AtomExpo 2015 Plenary session 48Nuclear power is uniquely placed to support the socio-economic development of any country thanks to a combination of advantages over other fuels that goes beyond the supply of electricity, industry leaders agreed at the plenary session of the VII Atomexpo conference and exhibition being held in Moscow this week.


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