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Ontario extends Pickering operations

Ontario extends Pickering operations

The Government of Ontario has announced its support for the continued operation of Ontario Power Generation's Pickering plant beyond its previously planned closure date. It has also told the company to reassess the feasibility of refurbishing four of the site's six units, which could enable them to operate for a further 30 years.

Energy & Environment 30 September 2022


Finnish EPR reaches full capacity for first time

Finnish EPR reaches full capacity for first time

Power output from the 1600 MWe Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland has reached 100% as commissioning tests of the reactor continue, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced. Regular electricity production is scheduled to start in December.

New Nuclear 30 September 2022


Animals 'likely triggered landmines' at Zaporizhzhia

Animals 'likely triggered landmines' at Zaporizhzhia

Three landmine explosions close to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant this week appear likely to have been set off by animals, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Mariano Grossi has said. Although there was no major damage, it highlights continuing risks faced by the plant and its workers.

Regulation & Safety 29 September 2022


Accord reached on keeping two German reactors in reserve

Accord reached on keeping two German reactors in reserve

The German government has reached an agreement with the operators of Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 on keeping the nuclear power plants on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.

Nuclear Policies 28 September 2022


EDF to examine extensions for Hartlepool and Heysham 1

EDF to examine extensions for Hartlepool and Heysham 1

Energy giant EDF says it will review the case for a "short extension" for the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 nuclear power plants to generate beyond the current forecast of March 2024.

Corporate 28 September 2022


First Belgian power reactor shut down

First Belgian power reactor shut down

Unit 3 of the Doel nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid at 9.31pm on 23 September, in accordance with Belgium's legislation on the gradual phase-out of nuclear energy. Doel 3 is the first of seven Belgian reactors to be taken out of service over the coming years.

Corporate 27 September 2022


Third Barakah unit starts up

Third Barakah unit starts up

The 1400 MWe unit is now producing heat from nuclear fission, and will be connected to the UAE's electricity grid in the coming weeks, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation said. Two units at the site, in the Al Dhafra Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, are already in commercial operation.
 

New Nuclear 22 September 2022


Grossi holds Zaporizhzhia safety zone talks with Ukraine and Russia

Grossi holds Zaporizhzhia safety zone talks with Ukraine and Russia

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said that his separate talks with the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, indicate there is a "solid basis" for believing that a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant can be established.

Regulation & Safety 22 September 2022


Shelling near South Ukraine nuclear plant prompts fresh IAEA warning

Shelling near South Ukraine nuclear plant prompts fresh IAEA warning

Shelling which caused an explosion 300 metres from reactors at the South Ukraine nuclear power plant "all too clearly demonstrates the dangers at other nuclear facilities in the country", said International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi as he steps up efforts to implement a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia plant.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2022


IAEA board calls for Russia to hand over control of Zaporizhzhia

IAEA board calls for Russia to hand over control of Zaporizhzhia

The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency adopted the resolution, which calls on Russia to "cease all actions against, and at, Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant", in a vote, with 26 in favour, seven abstentions and two voting against.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2022