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Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Finnish utility Fortum today submitted its environmental impact assessment report for the Loviisa nuclear power plant to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The report assesses the environmental impacts of a potential extension of the operation of the plant's two VVER-440 pressurised water reactors or, alternatively, the decommissioning of the plant, as well as the environmental impacts of the final disposal facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Regulation & Safety 06 September 2021


Arctic SMR plans make progress

Arctic SMR plans make progress

Rusatom Overseas has been licensed as competent to construct Russia's first SMR power plant on land. The plant, based on the RITM-200 reactor design, is scheduled to operate in the Russian Arctic town of Usk-Kuyga from 2028.

New Nuclear 09 August 2021


Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Slovenia's Ministry of Infrastructure today issued an energy permit to GEN Energija for a proposed second reactor at the existing Krško nuclear power plant, referred to as the JEK2 project. The company noted that while a final decision on whether to construct the new unit has yet to be made, the granting of the permit allows licensing procedures to begin.

New Nuclear 19 July 2021


Operating permit granted for Shin Hanul 1

Operating permit granted for Shin Hanul 1

South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has given its conditional approval for the start-up of unit 1 at Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's Shin Hanul nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Safety and Security Committee has called for additional safety measures at the unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site.

New Nuclear 12 July 2021


NRC pauses preparation for 40-year licence renewals

NRC pauses preparation for 40-year licence renewals

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided to discontinue its considerations of regulatory and other changes to allow reactor operators to apply for 40-year licence renewals - which could conceivably mean 100-year operating lives. It has however recommended, amongst other things, further evaluations to address the potential for reactor operations up to 100 years.

Regulation & Safety 02 July 2021


El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

The Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. Russia's Rosatom said today that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


US university plans to build microreactor

US university plans to build microreactor

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has informed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it intends to construct an Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Micro Modular Reactor on its campus. The university said the submission of the Letter of Intent is the first step in the NRC's two-step process to license the new research and test reactor facility.

New Nuclear 29 June 2021


Duke applies for Oconee subsequent licence renewal

Duke applies for Oconee subsequent licence renewal

Duke Energy has filed an application with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the operating licences for the Oconee nuclear power plant for an additional 20 years. The company plans similar operating licence renewals for all 11 reactors it operates, to support its carbon reduction goals.

Regulation & Safety 22 June 2021


TerraPower circles 2023 for Natrium construction permit

TerraPower circles 2023 for Natrium construction permit

TerraPower hopes to apply for a construction permit in August 2023 and an operating licence in March 2026 for its Natrium fast reactor, according to a regulatory engagement plan (REP) it has sent to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Regulation & Safety 18 June 2021


China approves construction of demonstration SMR

China approves construction of demonstration SMR

The construction of a demonstration ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang in Hainan province has been approved by China's National Development and Reform Commission. The multi-purpose 125 MWe pressurised water reactor - also referred to as the Linglong One - is designed for electricity production, heating, steam production or seawater desalination.

New Nuclear 07 June 2021