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Cavendish Fluor takes over decommissioning of 12 UK nuclear sites


Cavendish Fluor Partnership (CFP) has been formally awarded a multi-billion pound contract to handle the nuclear decommissioning of 12 reactors in the UK.

Molluscs force German coal-fired power plant to shut down


The 757 MW Wilhelmshaven hard coal-fired power plant has had to be temporarily shut down after North Sea mussels clogged the facility’s cold water inflow system.

Belgium braces for power cuts


The Belgian government is making contingency plans as the impact of the closure of half its nuclear capacity looks set to see the imposition of planned power cuts this winter.

Chinese make big inroads in nuclear power


South Korea may be forced to abandon nuclear power due to spent fuel issue


South Korea is under pressure to find storage space for its spent nuclear fuel, as temporary storage capacity is expected to be full by 2016 according to an independent body that advises the Korean government.

Areva awarded retrofit contract in South Africa


The Koeberg nuclear power plant is to be upgraded with six new steam generators as the South African government continues to improve its nuclear power capacity.

Jordan and Russia in nuclear plant construction deal


Jordan is set to sign a multi-billion dollar deal with Russia for the construction of the Kingdom’s first nuclear power plant.

Electrabel confirms Doel 4 nuclear power plant sabotage


Belgium has been left without half of its nuclear capacity, as GDF Suez subsidiary Electrabel confirmed that its Doel 4 nuclear reactor has been shut down due to sabotage.

EDF Energy shuts down UK nuclear plants


Operator EDF Energy has shut down four nuclear reactors in the UK due to a fault in a boiler unit.

India ‘committed’ to growing nuclear share - WNA


The World Nuclear Association’s top adviser in India says the country is determined to grow its nuclear power capacity, despite ‘considerable challenges’ that must be met.

Missing paperwork to delay Japanese nuclear restart


Missing paperwork is set to further delay the restart of Japan’s Sendai nuclear plant after it met the nuclear regulator’s new, stringent safety standards last month.

Agreement sees Bulgarian nuclear plant move a step closer


Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has signed a shareholder agreement following consultations with all Bulgarian political parties for the expansion of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant. 

Royal announces $13.4bn fighting fund to grow renewables in France


The French environment minister, Segolene Royal, has announced that around $13.4bn is to garnered from tax credits and low-interest loans to help grow France’s energy efficiency and renewable generation capacities.

Fresh controversy for Japanese nuclear as ex-KEPCO president reveals secret payments


Chimori Naito, the former vice president of Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO), a leading provider of nuclear power, has admitted to secretly paying seven of Japan's prime ministers 20,000,000 yen (about $200,000) on an annual basis for 18 years.

Sanctions on Russia have potential for nuclear impact


Recent events in the Ukraine has put Europe’s energy security again under scrutiny, and while there is great concern about the bloc’s vulnerability to Russia retaliating to sanctions by turning of the gas, not as much attention has been paid to the nuclear power aspect.

Iberdrola adds impetus to plan to generate power from nuclear waste


A plan to generate power from the UK’s nuclear waste has received a boost with the news that Iberdrola has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Hitachi to participate in the PRISM project.

Areva wins Swedish nuclear contract


Sweden has awarded its first nuclear reactor dismantling project in over 30 years to Areva.

First Japan reactors pass new safety standards


A Japanese nuclear power plant has become the first to pass the nation’s post-Fukushima safety regulations. 

Concerns expressed over $316m Fukushima ice wall


A top nuclear power official has expressed concerns about Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima ice wall project.

New lease on life for UK nuclear plant


Amended safety regulations could mean a 10-year operational life extension for a nuclear power plant in the UK.