The UK’s Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) said on Monday only 10% of the UK public agree with the government’s decision to leave the Euratom treaty at the same time it leaves the European Union (EU), Kallanish Energy learns.
EDF said on Wednesday it has informed French nuclear regulator, ASN, that twenty of its operated nuclear power reactors could be at risk of flooding due to certain weakness in their pumping stations pipes.
Delays in the resumption of some French nuclear reactors drove monthly power contracts prices up by as much as 3.2% on Tuesday day-on-day, with the previously expected supply having an impact on prices for November and December.
French utility company EDF confirmed on Monday the 2017-roadmap for the Flamanville 3 project, with fuel loading and start-up of the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) unit in late 2018, at a cost of €10.5 ($12.3) billion.
Finnish energy company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said Monday to be “very disappointed” at another delay by the Areva-Siemens (73-27) consortium on delivering regular production at its Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor.
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on Wednesday granted utility Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) an initial safety approval for the restart of two reactors at the world’s largest nuclear power plant, Kallanish Energy reports.
French state-run utility group EDF is shutting down four reactors at its 3,820-megawatt (MW) Tricastin nuclear power plant but said Thursday it doesn’t agree with regulator’s call over the reactors’ safety.
French nuclear regulator ASN said on Thursday EDF has to temporarily shut down four reactors at its Tricastin nuclear power plant “as rapidly as possible” due to infrastructure concerns, Kallanish Energy learns.
The Russian government last Friday christened the second of three new, massive nuclear-powered icebreakers, to be used to keep open the so-called Northern Passage and haul goods, primarily energy, to Asia.