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Belgian regulator says reactors could operate beyond 2025

Published: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:18:19 GMT

Belgium's Doel 4 and Tihange 3 could continue operating beyond 2025 provided certain safety upgrades are carried out, Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control has said. However, it said the government must make a prompt decision on their long-term operation and develop a global approach with all the actors involved.


Regulator authorises expansion of Canadian mill tailings facility

Published: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:50:20 GMT

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended the uranium mine and mill licence held by Orano Canada Inc allowing it to expand the JEB tailings management facility at McClean Lake.


Decree allows further development at Russian ISL project

Published: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:04:34 GMT

Further development of the Khokhlovskoye uranium deposit in the Kurgan region of Russia can proceed after the Russian government classified sites within JSC Dalur's existing licence as "industrial land". The government decree was issued after a public inquiry where local residents approved amendments to municipal land use rules.


Core catcher casing in place at Xudabao 3 and Tianwan 7

Published: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:25:06 GMT

The core catcher casing has been installed for two of the Russian-supplied VVER-1200 reactors being constructed in China. The 156-tonne casing is part of the core catcher, which is intended to prevent release of radioactive substances in the event of a severe accident.


Brazil looks to nuclear expansion

Published: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:48:59 GMT

Brazil has begun a process to identify sites for the new nuclear power units it plans to have in operation by 2050. The Ministry of Mines and Energy has secured cooperation of specialists at Cepel for a siting study.


Slovenia sets date to exit coal

Published: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:49:42 GMT

Slovenia will close its coal-fired power plants in 2033, the country's government has decided. New nuclear build to enable this is planned at the Krško plant before 2030.


Hanhikivi 1 licensing work nears completion

Published: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:12:33 GMT

Licensing work for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland has progressed "to the homestretch", with the final licensing materials expected to be submitted to the nuclear regulator over the next couple of months, Fennovoima has said.


Koeberg offline for replacement of steam generators

Published: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:36:30 GMT

Unit 2 of South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant has been taken offline for refuelling and the replacement of its three steam generators and reactor pressure vessel head. The work is part of plans to extend its operation for 20 years, and scheduled to take five months.


Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Published: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:36:13 GMT

Lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled Kazatomprom's assets to operate throughout recent events in Kazakhstan. The overall impact of the recent period of unrest on the company's business has been minor, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges remain a concern, it said.


IEA praises Canada clean energy transition efforts

Published: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:34:16 GMT

Canada's electricity system is amongst the cleanest in the world, thanks to hydro and nuclear power, a policy review by the International Energy Agency has found. Launching the report on 13 January, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol praised Canada's leadership in the development of small modular reactors and expressed the agency's support for the Canadian government's "ambitious" clean energy transition.