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Production resumes at Metropolis

Regulation and Safety

27 August 2015

Full production has resumed at Honeywell's Metropolis uranium conversion plant in Illinois after a uranium hexafluoride leak earlier this month. The leak was caused by over-pressurization of a system that was undergoing maintenance at the time.

Ukraine's Energoatom looks ahead to Rovno 3 life extension

Regulation and Safety

19 August 2015

Work is under way at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine to apply to extend the operating life of unit 3. Ukraine's State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate issued 20-year operating life extensions for units 1 and 2 nearly five years ago.

Japan's post-Fukushima nuclear shutdown ends

Corporate

11 August 2015

Sendai - 48 (JAIF)The process to restart unit 1 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan began today, marking the end of almost two years of the country's entire reactor fleet standing idle. The unit is expected to re-enter commercial operation early next month.

Fuel loading begins at first Changjiang unit

New Nuclear

27 August 2015

Changjiang 1 fuel loading 48The loading of fuel has started at unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.

Russia readies Rostov 3 for commercial operation

New Nuclear

11 August 2015

Rostov 3 acceptance tests 48.JPGAcceptance tests have been started at unit 3 of Russia's Rostov nuclear power plant, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. Successful completion of the tests will mark the end of pilot operation of the reactor and its readiness to be put into commercial operation, the company said.

New Chinese unit connected to the grid

New Nuclear

06 August 2015

Fuqing 2 grid connection - 48Unit 2 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the electricity grid. It is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of the year.