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  1. Tepco looks for government aid amid fears of bankruptcy

    The President of Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (Tepco) has requested what he referred to as ‘structural assistance’ in helping the company decommission the ill-fated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor power plant. Naomi Hirose says his company does not want financial assistance but is in need of a plan to avoid the firm avoiding bankruptcy in dismantling the reactors. Fukushima had provided one third of Japan ’s electricity prior to a 2011 accident caused by a tsunami impacting on the plant leading to reactor melt down. "We don't want to receive national rescue measures but want to bear the Fukushima responsibility ourselves," Hirose told a government panel. "For that reason, we would like to undertake steps for a further overhaul than we have had so far." Five and a half years on, Tepco still struggles to contain radioactive water from the plant and has said it can't predict the eventual costs of clean-up and decommissioning. According to Zero Hedge website, the reactors “continue to leak around 300 tonnes of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean every day. That is set to continue ” as the source of the leak cannot be sealed as it is inaccessible to both humans and robots due to extremely high temperatures. Hirose told reporters that it is difficult to accurately predict the costs of even a gradual decommissioning of the crippled reactors. "If the issue of recognising all the estimated losses at once were to emerge, our company would fail, so we would like some structural assistance from the government to be able to avoid that risk," Hirose said. Japan's utilities lobby expects clean-up and compensation costs from the Fukushima disaster to overshoot previous estimates by 8.1 trillion yen ($78bn) beyond an initial estimate 7.9 trillion yen.

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    Wed, 5 Oct 2016

  2. Sequoyah 1 Begins Refueling, Farley 1 Goes Offline

    Three nuclear units that were online prior to Thanksgiving, two in the Southeast and one in the Northeast, were offline on Nov. 28, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission data.

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    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

  3. Sequoyah nuclear plant begins refueling, Farley 1 goes offline

    Nine Mile Point Unit 2 also goes offline

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    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

  4. Safety concrete poured at UAE nuclear reactor power project

    Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) said it has poured the safety concrete for the Unit 3 reactor containment building at the Barakah nuclear project site in the United Arab Emirates.

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    Wed, 24 Sep 2014

  1. NuScale Will Expand its SMR Simulation Designs

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    Thu, 5 Nov 2015

  2. Chinese group to build air-cooled reactor power plant

    China Huaneng Group, China Nuclear Industrial Group and Qinghua University recently signed an agreement on jointly investing to build a high-temperature air-cooled reactor power plant.

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    Mon, 20 Dec 2004

  3. Power further reduced at nuclear plant ahead of refueling

    NB Power reduced reactor power over the weekend to 35 percent at the Point Lepreau Generating Station in New Brunswick.

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    Mon, 18 Mar 2013

  4. NB Power increases power of refurbished nuclear unit

    New Brunswick Power (NB Power) received permission from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to increase nuclear reactor power at the Point Lepreau Generating station to 35 percent of full power.

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    Mon, 5 Nov 2012

  5. China achieves criticality for first fast neutron reactor

    China has achieved criticality at its first fast neutron reactor, a small unit near Beijing, while plans are developing for a full-scale fast reactor power plant in the country.  

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    Tue, 27 Jul 2010

  6. Bigger Players, New Players Bring Glimmer of Hope

    Last December Finland placed an order for the first of the new European Pressurized Reactor power plants.

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    Mon, 1 Mar 2004

  7. Steam Generators Installed at Barakah Nuclear Power Project

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) completed the installation of steam generators at the planned 1,400-MW Unit 2 of the Barakah nuclear power project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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    Wed, 16 Sep 2015

  8. French DCNS to develop subsea small modular nuclear reactors with key partners

    DCNS will work with AREVA, EDF and the CEA on the next phase of its Flexblue development, an innovative subsea small modular nuclear reactor power plant concept designed to be installed on the seafloor off the coast of maritime nations.

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    Sun, 23 Jan 2011

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