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Changes proposed to Japanese decommissioning

Friday, October 21, 2016

A proposal to change decommissioning rules in Japan could mean that operators will contribute to funds only during operation, and not, as previously, for a decade after final shutdown.

IAEA encourages further improvement at Paks plant

Friday, October 21, 2016

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded that the Paks nuclear power plant has improved operational safety by following recommendations and suggestions made in a 2014 IAEA review, but noted that further work is needed. The Operational Safety Review Team completed a five-day follow-up mission to the four-unit plant in central Hungary today.

Watts Bar 2 begins commercial operation

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Watts Bar 2 commercial operation - 48The USA's first new nuclear power reactor in 20 years - Watts Bar 2 - entered commercial operation yesterday, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced.

Enec and Kepco create commercial subsidiary Barakah One

Thursday, October 20, 2016

ENEC-Kepco October 2016 - 48The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Korea Electric Power Corporation have today signed a joint venture agreement for "long-term partnership and cooperation in the UAE's peaceful nuclear energy program". The two companies also announced establishment of Barakah One PJSC, an independent subsidiary they jointly own, which will "represent the commercial and financial interests" of the Barakah project.