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Palisades to close in 2018

Corporate

09 December 2016

Palisades_(NRC)-48Entergy Corporation yesterday announced plans to close the Palisades nuclear power plant by 1 October 2018. The company has also agreed to the early termination of an agreement under which Consumers Energy was to buy almost all of the Michigan plant's output until 2022.

Japanese reactor resumes operation after periodic inspection

Corporate

09 December 2016

Sendai - 48 (JAIF)Kyushu Electric Power Company yesterday began the process of restarting the reactor of unit 1 at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture following a periodic inspection. The prefectural governor had opposed the restart of the unit, which resumed operation in August 2015 following a shutdown of the country's nuclear fleet.

Court backs German utilities' compensation claim

Nuclear Policies

06 December 2016

Germany's Federal Constitutional Court today ruled that, although the country's 2011 phase-out legislation is essentially in compliance with the constitution, power utilities are entitled to "reasonable" compensation for the early shut down of their nuclear power reactors.

Pakistan's Chashma 3 completes acceptance test

New Nuclear

09 December 2016

Chashma units 3 and 4 - 48Pakistan's fourth reactor - unit 3 of the Chashma nuclear power plant in Punjab province - has passed a preliminary acceptance test, supplier China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

EDF reactors move closer to restart

Regulation and Safety

06 December 2016

The French nuclear safety authority has accepted analyses submitted by EDF on the serviceability of ten of its 900 MWe reactors in which some steam generator parts were found to contain high concentrations of carbon. The utility will soon submit analyses for two 1450 MWe units.

NRC fines TVA for Browns Ferry violations

Regulation and Safety

30 November 2016

Browns Ferry (TVA)_48The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has been given 30 days to pay a $140,000 civil penalty proposed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for fire watch violations at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama.