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Nuclear regulators examine response to pandemic

Nuclear regulators examine response to pandemic

The nuclear sector has reacted quickly and effectively to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic without compromising safety, security or non-proliferation, panellists in a webinar hosted by the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation said yesterday. They also considered how to apply lessons learned in the post-pandemic era.

Covid-19 20 May 2020


Novovoronezh II-1 passes load following checks

Novovoronezh II-1 passes load following checks

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has verified load following mode at unit 1 of the Novovoronezh II plant - Russia's first VVER-1200 reactor.

Regulation & Safety 18 May 2020


Cameco to resume operation of Ontario facilities

Cameco to resume operation of Ontario facilities

Canadian uranium producer Cameco will next week resume production at its Port Hope Conversion Facility's uranium hexafluoride plant and its Blind River Refinery in Ontario. The Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, in which it holds a majority stake, will remain in care and maintenance.

Covid-19 11 May 2020


Westinghouse unveils 'industry first' with 3D-printed component

Westinghouse unveils 'industry first' with 3D-printed component

A first-of-a-kind installation of a 3D-printed thimble plugging device has been performed at Exelon's Byron unit 1 during the plant's scheduled spring refuelling outage, Westinghouse has announced.

Corporate 05 May 2020


Onagawa 2 upgrade faces further delay

Onagawa 2 upgrade faces further delay

The completion of safety countermeasures at unit 2 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture, in Japan, will not be completed until March 2023, two years later than previously scheduled, Tohoku Electric Power Company announced on 30 April. Japan's nuclear regulator concluded in February the unit meets revised safety standards, clearing the way for it to resume operation.

Regulation & Safety 04 May 2020


Entergy closes Indian Point unit 2

Entergy closes Indian Point unit 2

Unit 2 of Entergy's Indian Point nuclear power plant will be shut down for the final time today after more than 45 years of operation. Unit 3, the remaining operating unit at the site in the state of New York, is scheduled to be permanently shut down by this time next year.

Corporate 30 April 2020


Ukraine prepares to reduce output during pandemic

Ukraine prepares to reduce output during pandemic

Energoatom will temporarily withdraw from service three of its 15 nuclear power units in line with forecasts of reduced electricity demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The projected balance of electricity production by Ukraine's nuclear power plants this year has decreased by 8.6% to 73.7 terawatt hours, the state-run company said today.

Covid-19 30 April 2020


NRC grants work hour exemptions to nuclear plants

NRC grants work hour exemptions to nuclear plants

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has to date granted work hour exemptions to seven nuclear power plants giving licensees flexibility to manage personnel resources to maintain plant operational safety and security during a period when facility staffing may be reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 23 April 2020


Indian Point closure during pandemic is wrong, says climate group

Indian Point closure during pandemic is wrong, says climate group

US-based Climate Coalition is urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to suspend the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, due to take place later this month. Closing the plant now will add unnecessarily to New York City's vulnerability as state resources are stretched dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the group says.

Energy & Environment 20 April 2020


JAPC seeks pre-operation inspections of Tokai 2

JAPC seeks pre-operation inspections of Tokai 2

Japan Atomic Power Company has applied to the Japanese regulator for pre-use inspections of unit 2 at its Tokai nuclear power plant in Ibaraki prefecture. These inspections mark the final regulatory stage in the restart procedure for the country's reactors.

Regulation & Safety 20 April 2020