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Exelon to close Three Mile Island NPP
Exelon is planning to shut down the last reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant on 30 September.
Canadian CNSC receives first application for an SMR
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received its first licence application for a small modular reactor.
Hitachi suspends UK NPP construction
As expected, Hitachi announced on 17 January that it has decided to suspend its new nuclear power stations project in the UK.
Rolls-Royce in nuclear collaboration with OT Industries
R-R is to explore areas of joint work for the provision of emergency diesel generators for the new reactors planned for the Paks NPP.
Global nuclear capacity reaches 400 GWe
Global operable nuclear capacity exceeded 400 GWe for the first time on 27 October 2018 with the first supply of electricity to the grid from Tianwan 4.
Canada invests in fusion technology
The Canadian government has announced a US$37.5m investment in nuclear technology company General Fusion.
Oyster Creek NPP closes down
After over 49 years in service the single unit Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, the oldest US commercial nuclear plant, was powered down on 17 September.
Westinghouse sale to Brookfield completed
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the completion of its previously announced sale to Brookfield Business Partners.
Welding fault to delay Flamanville by a year
Developer EDF has announced fresh delays in the construction of its prototype EPR at Flamanville, France, caused by the discover of defective welding.
‘Cool down nuclear plan’ UK ministers told
UK government advisers The National Infrastructure Commission have told ministers to back only a single new nuclear power station after Hinkley Point C.
UK government about turn on nuclear deal
The UK government has confirmed that it is considering investing in a project to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa in North Wales.
UK government 'to take stake in Wylfa NPP'
It seems likely that the UK government is about to agree an investment deal with Hitachi, owner of the 2.9 GW Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project in North Wales.
Hitachi seeks shared stake in Wylfa NPP
Hitachi wants the government to take a direct stake in the company that is to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Anglesey, Wales.
Japanese court has ordered shutdown of a vulnerable nuke
A Hiroshima court has ruled that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not be allowed to operate because it is too close to an active volcano.
Finnish cities looking at SMRs for large scale CHP
Three cities in Finland are launching a study to investigate the possibility of using small modular nuclear reactor technology to decarbonise district heating.
UK backs SMR technology
The UK government has announced £56 million of funding for research and development into small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology.
Centrica revives prospect of nuclear sell-off
Centrica CEO Iain Conn has reiterated his June statement that the company is open to bids for its 20 % stake in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation
ETI project to identify nuclear cost drivers
The Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new project to examine potential cost reductions for nuclear power stations.
NuGen expects to sell Moorside nuclear project by early 2018
Toshiba’s NuGen nuclear project in Britain expects to secure a new investor by early next year.