Plant licensing rss

Court ruling clears way for Sendai restarts

Regulation and Safety

22 April 2015

Sendai 48A court had ruled against a petition opposed to the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture. The units now look set to resume operation later this year, becoming the first of the country's reactors to be restarted since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011.

Construction cleared for China's first Hualong One units

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Fuqing 5 nuclear island pit 48China's State Council has given final approval for construction of units 5 and 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province. They will be demonstration units for the domestically-developed Hualong One reactor design.

Takahama 2 cleared for ten more years

Regulation and Safety

09 April 2015

Takahama 48Unit 2 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui prefecture has been granted a ten-year operating life extension by the country's nuclear regulator.

IAEA safety review for Chinese small reactor

New Nuclear

21 April 2015

CNNC-IAEA ACP100 - 48 (CNNC)China's ACP100 multi-purpose small modular reactor (SMR) design is to undergo a safety review following the recent signing of an agreement between China National Nuclear Corporation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Regulatory approval for US nuclear spinoff


13 April 2015

Susquehanna_(NRC_PPL)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the proposed transfer of operating licences for the two Susquehanna nuclear reactors as parent company PPL Corporation prepares to spin off its competitive generation business.

US plant gets go-ahead for high-performance fuel

Regulation and Safety

02 April 2015

Perry_core_(FirstEnergy)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has cleared the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio to begin using GNF2 high performance fuel.