2015-04

April 2015

OPG signs nuclear MOU with Korean Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP)

Seoul Korea – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Korean Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and share information in a number of common area...

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Bruce Power, KHNP extend collaboration on Candus

Two Candu operators - Canada's Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) - have signed a memorandum of understanding to extend their cooperation, particularly in areas related to nuclea...

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Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power enter into co-operation agreement

SEOUL, Korea, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) have entered into an agreement that will see the two companies explore new areas of collaboration with a parti...

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NB Power boosts Point Lepreau's production targets

NB Power says it expects the Point Lepreau Generating Station to operate a lot better in the future than it has until now, so much better that it has increased production targets for the nuclear plant...

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Shin Wolsong 2 completes tests at full power

The second unit of the Shin Wolsong plant has successfully completed a test run at 100% output, plant owner Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced today. The reactor is set to enter commercial...

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Canada-India Deal to Boost Uranium Prices

“This contract opens the door to a dynamic and expanding uranium market.” Cameco’s (CCJ) CEO, Tim Gitzel, said that about his company’s new five-year deal with India. On A...

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Preparations continue for initial CAP1400 units

Construction of China's first two CAP1400 reactors at Shidaowan in Shandong province awaits final approval. However, site preparations for the units are well advanced with the pouring of concrete ...

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Steam generator installation under way at Sanmen 2

The first of two steam generators has been installed within the containment building of the second Westinghouse AP1000 unit under construction at the Sanmen plant in China's Zhejiang province. ...

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Canadian Nuclear Suppliers Depart on Trade Mission to South Korea

April 23, 2015 Pickering Ontario. The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), in partnership with the Ontario Government, is set to lead a trade mission of 18 leading Canadian nuclear suppl...

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Westinghouse to upgrade Clab cooling system

Westinghouse is to increase the capacity of the cooling system at Sweden's central interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel (Clab) at Oskarshamn under a contract signed with with the country...

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Modi visit reboots Canada-India nuclear co-operation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whirlwind visit to Canada last week – the first bilateral visit by an Indian prime minister in 42 years – saw the completion of several memoranda of un...

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Point Lepreau nuclear generating station reconnected to grid after shutdown

New Brunswick's Point Lepreau nuclear generating station is back online after an extended shutdown. A statement from NB Power says the facility was reconnected to the grid on Sunday. It ...

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New cooling towers completed at Loviisa

The construction of a new backup air-cooling system independent of seawater cooling has been completed at the Loviisa plant in Finland. It is the first time such a cooling system has been used at a nu...

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Public invited to open house on future of Pickering nuclear plan

PICKERING -- Ontario Power Generation is asking the public what it thinks the Pickering nuclear site should be used for both during and after it is decommissioned. OPG is planning for the end of ...

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EU gives green light for Hungarian nuclear deal with Russia

Hungary said Monday that the EU's nuclear body Euratom has signed a fuel supply agreement, clearing the way for Russia to build the extension of the country's sole nuclear plant. Under th...

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Ontario cap-and-trade a good step forward, Canadian nuclear industry says

The Canadian nuclear industry welcomes Ontario's carbon-pricing announcement and looks forward to participating in discussions with the provincial government as it works out the details of the cap...

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NB Power employees achieve safety milestone

NB Power employees at the Coleson Cove Generating Station have reached 10 years of safe electricity production without a lost-time accident. “Our employees are committed to providing safe, ...

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Negotiations delay TransCanada’s Bruce Power nuclear reactor updates

Bruce Power and the Ontario government are mired in negotiations for a $15-billion deal to refurbish six nuclear reactors, delaying the planned project past a self-imposed deadline and posing new ques...

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India-Canada: partners on nuclear energy

At a recent meeting of Indian provincial environment and forestry ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that nuclear energy will play a critical role in helping the country to meet both its en...

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Darlington nuclear reactor shut down after heavy water leak

CLARINGTON -- A reactor at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station was shut down mid-afternoon Tuesday following a loss of radioactive water. The Unit 2 reactor at the plant was shut down after...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi inks uranium deal, talks trade with Stephen Harper

Canada and India have moved beyond what was once a “frosty relationship” with a series of agreements and promises that will send Canadian uranium to the South Asian nation, liberalize visa...

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India, Canada discuss breakthrough uranium supply deal

Canada and India are expected to announce Wednesday a uranium supply deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars where Canadian producer Cameco Corp. would provide fuel for Indian reactors. Source...

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Bruce Licence Hearing Begins

A public hearing into a five-year licence application by Bruce Power to continue operating is underway in Kincardine, and the next three days will be filled with over 50 presentations for and against ...

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AREVA signs agreements for the development of the Jaitapur nuclear power plant project

During the visit of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in France, AREVA signed two agreements with its Indian partners for the preparation of the Jaitapur EPR project. In the presence of Pri...

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Japan's nuclear industry pledges to refire reactors

Japan's pro-nuclear lobby pledged Monday that 2015 would be the year reactors are restarted, despite public wariness that has lingered since the Fukushima disaster. Industry officials and sup...

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Robot enters Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 containment vessel

The robot has been developed by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy to investigate hard-to-access areas of the plant. It consists of t...

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Bruce Power Sets Up New Environmental Fund

Volunteer and environmental groups now have another source of funding for their projects. Bruce Power has announced it will spend $400,000 annually to support initiatives aimed at enhancing the e...

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Point Lepreau generating station extended for more work

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A shutdown at New Brunswick's Point Lepreau nuclear generating station is being extended to allow for more repairs. The facility was taken offline March 19 due to problems ...

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Modi goes shopping for nuclear power in France and Canada

(Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to advance the purchase of massive nuclear reactors and fuel from France and Canada to power a resurgent economy, overriding domestic opposition and conce...

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Takahama 2 cleared for ten more years

At its 8 April meeting, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved Kansai's application - submitted last November - to operate the 39-year-old, 780 MWe (net) pressurized water reactor (PWR) f...

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Forsmark 1 turbines to get new blades

New blades are to be installed in the low-pressure turbines at unit 1 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant during an upcoming maintenance outage. The new blades are designed to reduce vibratio...

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Westinghouse continues talks with Bulgaria on Kozloduy 7

Westinghouse Electric Company and the Bulgarian government are in talks to set a structure and timeline for their agreement to build a seventh reactor at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant. The dis...

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Republican senator says Congress has role to play in approving nuclear deal

WASHINGTON -- Congressional scrutiny and approval of any nuclear agreement with Iran is essential and will help ensure the deal isn't a bad one, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit...

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Energoatom creates talent pool for future presidency

Energoatom president Yuri Nedashkovsky has ordered the creation of a talent pool from which his future successor would be chosen. Sixteen candidates from within the company and its subsidiaries have b...

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Feds to name successful CNL bidder this summer

The federal government will announce this summer the name of the company that will run Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) at Chalk River for the next decade. Signing of a contract with one of fo...

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Finland starts building plug for repository tunnel

Posiva, the Finnish waste management company, said today it has started construction of a heavy plug for the demonstration repository tunnel at its final repository and waste encapsulation plant at Ol...

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