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Further delay in completion of Ohma plant

Located in: New Nuclear

12 September 2016

Japan Electric Power Development Corp has announced a further two-year delay in the construction of additional safety measures at unit 1 of the Ohma nuclear power plant, being built in Japan's Aomori prefecture. Construction of the unit is now expected to be completed in late 2023 or early 2024.

Chinese regulatory system must keep up with growth, says IAEA

Located in: Regulation and Safety

08 September 2016

IRRS mission to China - September 2016 - 48China's regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety is effective but will need to keep pace with the country's nuclear energy program, an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded.

Ikata 3 back in commercial operation

Located in: Corporate

07 September 2016

Ikata plant - 48Unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has resumed commercial operation, Shikoku Electric Power Company announced today. Only two other Japanese reactors are currently in commercial operation.

Construction starts on sixth Tianwan unit

Located in: New Nuclear

07 September 2016

Tianwan 6 first concrete - 48The first safety concrete has been poured for the containment building basemat of Tianwan nuclear power plant's sixth reactor,  in Jiangsu province, marking the official start of the unit's construction.

Kyushu rejects call for suspension of Sendai units

Located in: Regulation and Safety

05 September 2016

Sendai - 48 (JAIF)Kyushu Electric Power Company has rejected a request from the governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture that operation of units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant be suspended immediately for safety checks. The company said it will continue operating the units until they enter routine scheduled outages later this year.

Kagoshima governor requests Sendai suspension

Located in: Regulation and Safety

26 August 2016

Sendai 48The recently-elected governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture has today requested Kyushu Electric Power Company temporarily suspends operation of units 1 and 2 of its Sendai nuclear power plant. Only one other power reactor is currently in operation in the country.

Ikata 3 operating at full power again

Located in: Corporate

22 August 2016

Ikata plant - 48Unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has reached 100% operating capacity, owner Shikoku Electric Power Company announced today. The unit is the fifth Japanese reactor to resume operation.

Fifth Japanese power reactor restarted

Located in: Corporate

12 August 2016

Ikata plant - 48Shikoku Electric Power Company announced today that it had initiated the process to restart unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture. It becomes the fifth Japanese reactor to resume operation under new safety standards introduced following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

India and Russia celebrate commissioning of Kudankulam 1

Located in: New Nuclear

10 August 2016

Kudankulam 1 inauguration - 48Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin today inaugurated unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. Together with J Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, where the plant is based, the two leaders conducted the inauguration via a video conference.

Detectors confirm most fuel remains in unit 2 vessel

Located in: Regulation and Safety

29 July 2016

Most of the fuel that melted in unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan remains within the reactor pressure vessel, an examination using a muon detection system indicates.


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