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Entergy agrees to Indian Point closure

Corporate

09 January 2017

Indian_Point_(NRC/Entergy)_48Entergy has agreed with the state of New York to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2020-2021. The company said economic considerations were key in its decision to shut the plant, completing the company's exit from the merchant power business.

GE Hitachi to dismantle Oskarshamn units

Waste and Recycling

03 January 2017

Oskarshamn 1 and 2 aerial - 48US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a three-year contract to dismantle the reactor internals of units 1 and 2 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden.

UK and Japan extend cooperation in nuclear

Nuclear Policies

23 December 2016

Japan-UK MOU - December 2016 - 48Japan and the UK will expand their existing collaboration in civil nuclear activities - including decommissioning, research and development, and nuclear new build - through a memorandum of cooperation signed yesterday in Tokyo.

Worldwide nuclear capacity continues to grow in 2016

Nuclear Policies

03 January 2017

Global nuclear generating capacity increased slightly in 2016 to 391.6 GWe net, up from 382.2 GWe at the end of 2015, according to data from the World Nuclear Association. Construction of three large reactor projects also started during 2016, while three units were permanently shut down.

Russia closes world's first VVER-440 reactor

Waste and Recycling

28 December 2016

Novovoronezh 3 was shut down on 25 December, becoming the oldest VVER-440 reactor to enter decommissioning. Since starting operations in December 1971, the unit produced 118.67 terawatt hours of electricity - more than half of the combined annual production of all of Russia's nuclear power plants, said Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Japanese government says Monju will be scrapped

Nuclear Policies

22 December 2016

Monju FBR - 48The Japanese government has made the formal decision that the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor will not be restarted and steps will be taken to decommission it. However, the government also said the country's development of fast reactors would continue.