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Second regulatory issue raised with UK ABWR

Regulation and Safety

17 July 2015

UK regulators have asked Hitachi-GE to address a series of "shortfalls" in the probabilistic safety analysis of its Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR). The request takes the form of a Regulatory Issue, which is the second in as many months in the generic design assessment of the reactor for its use in the UK.

NuGen acquires land for Moorside project

New Nuclear

14 July 2015

NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) and the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have signed a contract to transfer land near the Sellafield site in Cumbria for NuGen's planned Moorside nuclear power plant.

New legal challenge for Hinkley Point C

New Nuclear

03 July 2015

A group of ten German and Austrian renewable energy suppliers and municipalities plans to file a lawsuit against European Commission approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

EDF Energy completes safety upgrades at UK plants

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2015

EDF Energy emergency respone centre - 48EDF Energy announced today that it has completed post-Fukushima safety upgrades at its UK nuclear power plants within the time agreed with the regulator and to budget. The upgrades include a new emergency response centre near Sizewell B.

Austria files action against Hinkley Point project

New Nuclear

06 July 2015

Austria's Constitutional Service of the Federal Chancellery today filed a lawsuit with the European Court against the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

NuGen's new chief exemplifies global nuclear learning


30 June 2015

Tom Samson has taken over as CEO of NuGen, the consortium working to build new reactors at Moorside in Cumbria. His return to Britain after new build work in the United Arab Emirates is an example of the two-way process of global nuclear learning.