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Belgian regulator approves Doel life extensions

Regulation and Safety

02 October 2015

Doel plant 48Two Belgian reactors will be able to operate until 2025 after the country's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) ruled that the units could safely operate beyond their original 40-year design life.

Nuclear power chiefs assess path to new capacity growth

Nuclear Policies

18 September 2015

Leaders panel - Sympo 2015 - 48Industry leaders last week debated how to bridge the gap between the World Nuclear Association's vision of an extra 1000 GWe of new nuclear power capacity by 2050, and the practicalities of working within current political, regulatory and financial environments.

Vattenfall confirms early closure of Ringhals units


04 September 2015

Ringhals NPP - 48Although the co-owners of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant -Vattenfall and EOn - have yet to agree on the early closure of units 1 and 2, majority owner Vattenfall has said it will limit investment in those units which will mean they can only operate until 2020.

First Japanese simulator sale for L-3 MAPPS


18 September 2015

L-3 MAPPS is to supply a severe accident simulator to Westinghouse for an unnamed customer in Tokyo. The contract is L-3 MAPPS' first sale of a plant simulator into the Japanese market.

Opportunities to avoid nuclear skills shortage

New Nuclear

11 September 2015

Thomas - WNA Symposium - 2015 - 48The nuclear industry has many opportunities to build a sustainable and competent workforce to avoid a future skills shortage, Callum Thomas, CEO of recruitment consultants Thomas Thor Associates told delegates at the World Nuclear Association's Symposium in London.

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.