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High Court trial starts over UK decommissioning claim

20 November 2015

Energy Solutions EU (ES EU) and the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) met in court this week over the company's claim the government agency violated its own rules last year when it awarded a contract to manage the Magnox Ltd and Research Site Restoration Ltd nuclear sites.

MHI prepares bid for stake in Areva's reactor business

06 November 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) said today it will prepare a proposal for taking a minority stake in Areva's reactor business. EDF has already agreed to take a stake of at least 51% in Areva NP, which is also responsible for equipment and fuel manufacturing, as well as services for reactors.

Entergy to retire FitzPatrick plant

02 November 2015

FitzPatrick_(Entergy)_48Entergy announced today it will close the single-unit James A FitzPatrick nuclear power station in New York state - in late 2016 or early 2017. The company cited significantly reduced plant revenues, poor market design and high operational costs as key drivers behind its decision.

Second licence renewal for Surry

09 November 2015

Surry_(Dominion_Energy)_48Dominion Virginia Power has become the first US utility to notify the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to seek a second 20-year licence renewal for a nuclear power plant. If granted, the extension would see the two units at the Surry plant complete an 80-year operating lifetime.

Areva deal helps fuel Energoatom's European progress

04 November 2015

Areva-Energoatom November 2015 - 48Energoatom, Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator, has highlighted its progress in working closely with European companies and institutions since opening an office in Brussels a year ago. The latest evidence of this is the signing announced today of an agreement with French engineering firm Areva.

Exelon defers decision on Clinton's future

30 October 2015

Clinton_(Exelon)_48US utility Exelon will defer any decision about the future operations of its Clinton nuclear power plant for a year after the Midcontinent Independent System Operator regional transmission organization acknowledged the need for changes to the design of the southern Illinois electricity market.