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Construction of two Korean reactors put on hold
Construction of two Korean reactors put on hold
Monday, July 17, 2017

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has decided to temporarily suspend construction of units 5 and 6 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant in south-eastern Korea. The move comes two weeks after South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued an administrative order to halt construction of the reactors.

Construction of two Korean reactors put on hold
EDF confirms Flamanville EPR start-up schedule
EDF confirms Flamanville EPR start-up schedule
Thursday, July 13, 2017

French utility EDF has said the EPR unit under construction at its Flamanville site in France will be connected to the grid in May 2019 and reach full power in November 2019. The dates are in line with the timetable for Flamanville 3 it gave in September 2015.

EDF confirms Flamanville EPR start-up schedule
Trump heralds golden era for US energy
Trump heralds golden era for US energy
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

President Donald Trump yesterday announced a "complete review" of US nuclear policy as the first of six new initiatives to secure domestic energy independence and create a "new era of American energy dominance."

Trump heralds golden era for US energy
Nuclear construction reaches 25-year high
Nuclear construction reaches 25-year high
Thursday, June 29, 2017

The nuclear industry brought more than 9 GWe of new plant on line last year, the largest annual increase in 25 years, according to a new World Nuclear Association report, putting it on track to achieve the Harmony goal of providing 25% of electricity in 2050 using 1000 GWe of new capacity.

Nuclear construction reaches 25-year high
CNP Update to OCNI Board
CNP Update to OCNI Board
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP) Director of Business Development & Commercial Services Greg Thede, met with the OCNI Board of Directors on June 14, 2017 to share a bit more about CNP and their approach and services to the Nuclear industry,

Download a copy of the Presentation HERE.

CNP Update to OCNI Board
Bradwell completes treatment of fuel element debris
Bradwell completes treatment of fuel element debris
Friday, June 23, 2017

All the fuel element debris waste at the UK's Bradwell nuclear power plant has now been treated to reduce the radiological risk at the site, Magnox Ltd announced yesterday. Removal of the waste is an important step towards Bradwell's planned closure, it said.

Bradwell completes treatment of fuel element debris
Point Lepreau nuclear power plant gets 5-year licence renewal
Point Lepreau nuclear power plant gets 5-year licence renewal
Monday, June 19, 2017

Commission says it's satisfied plant will protect environment, safety and security.

Point Lepreau nuclear power plant gets 5-year licence renewal
Bruce Power Life Extension Gains More Support
Bruce Power Life Extension Gains More Support
Thursday, June 15, 2017

A new poll shows 85% of residents in Bruce, Huron and Grey Counties support the Bruce Power Life Extension Program.

Bruce Power Life Extension Gains More Support
Vogtle agreement caps Toshiba obligation
Vogtle agreement caps Toshiba obligation
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The most Toshiba may have to pay the owners of the Vogtle nuclear power plant construction project is $3.68 billion under an agreement signed on 9 June. Georgia Power has also finalised a new service agreement with Westinghouse allowing for the transition of project management.

Vogtle agreement caps Toshiba obligation
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE PRESENTS REPORT CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO REAFFIRM ITS SUPPORT FOR THE NUCLEAR SECTOR
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE PRESENTS REPORT CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO REAFFIRM ITS SUPPORT FOR THE NUCLEAR SECTOR
Friday, June 9, 2017

Today, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources tabled a report calling on the Government of Canada to reaffirm its long-standing support for Canadian nuclear energy and research.

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE PRESENTS REPORT CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO REAFFIRM ITS SUPPORT FOR THE NUCLEAR SECTOR
Former N.B. premier says government should ‘assess’ possibility of 2nd nuclear reactor at Point Lepreau
Former N.B. premier says government should ‘assess’ possibility of 2nd nuclear reactor at Point Lepreau
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord says the time is right for a second nuclear reactor at Point Lepreau to be considered.

Former N.B. premier says government should ‘assess’ possibility of 2nd nuclear reactor at Point Lepreau
Bruce B implements OSART recommendations
Bruce B implements OSART recommendations
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Canada's Bruce B nuclear power plant has made significant progress in implementing the safety improvement recommendations of a 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART), a follow-up mission has confirmed.

Bruce B implements OSART recommendations
Georgia Power may take over Vogtle, but deal not yet reached
Georgia Power may take over Vogtle, but deal not yet reached
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Efforts are underway for Georgia Power to possibly assume control of Plant Vogtle, the beleaguered nuclear facility in Burke County, Georgia, where numerous Aiken County residents are employed.

Georgia Power may take over Vogtle, but deal not yet reached
The new Miss USA regulates US nuclear power plants
The new Miss USA regulates US nuclear power plants
Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Miss USA pageant on Sunday touted American diversity, and chose an African American chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to wear the crown.

The new Miss USA regulates US nuclear power plants
Electricity from Quebec is not a Reliable Solution for Ontario - or Quebec
Electricity from Quebec is not a Reliable Solution for Ontario - or Quebec
Thursday, May 18, 2017

In “Buying Electricity from Quebec: The Case Against New Intertie Capacity” author Marc Brouillette outlines how the $3.3 billion cost to upgrade interconnections with Quebec outweighs the benefits.

Electricity from Quebec is not a Reliable Solution for Ontario - or Quebec
Plug'n Drive launches the world's first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in Toronto
Plug'n Drive launches the world's first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in Toronto
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today, representatives from the Ontario cabinet, utilities and organized labour officially opened the Plug'n Drive Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in northern Toronto.

Plug'n Drive launches the world's first Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in Toronto
The Economic Effects of Nuclear Refurbishment
The Economic Effects of Nuclear Refurbishment
Monday, May 8, 2017

Business leaders and politicians discuss the role of the nuclear supply chain.

The Economic Effects of Nuclear Refurbishment
Turning the climate corner with nuclear energy
Turning the climate corner with nuclear energy
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Nuclear energy could figure large in the global push to cut carbon emissions, and Canada is well positioned to play a major role.

Turning the climate corner with nuclear energy
N.B.'s shortlisted astronaut candidate can get job done
N.B.'s shortlisted astronaut candidate can get job done
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'I can understand why somebody would want him as a team member in space,' says high school physics teacher

N.B.'s shortlisted astronaut candidate can get job done
OPG Sets Timeline To Provide New Information On Nuclear Waste Repository Study
OPG Sets Timeline To Provide New Information On Nuclear Waste Repository Study
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will submit additional information to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) on alternate sites for a proposed deep geologic repository for nuclear waste by May 26.

OPG Sets Timeline To Provide New Information On Nuclear Waste Repository Study
OPG's Darlington Refurbishment Reaches Significant Milestone
OPG's Darlington Refurbishment Reaches Significant Milestone
Monday, April 17, 2017

CLARINGTON, ON, April 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's largest clean energy project -- the Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment -- remains on schedule and on budget, as workers have now safely and successfully separated Unit 2 from the rest of the generating station.

OPG's Darlington Refurbishment Reaches Significant Milestone
Conservative candidate Kevin O'Leary said he wants to triple size of Canadian nuclear industry during Durham speech
Conservative candidate Kevin O'Leary said he wants to triple size of Canadian nuclear industry during Durham speech
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary said he wants to triple the size of Canada's nuclear industry during a speech to members of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.

Conservative candidate Kevin O'Leary said he wants to triple size of Canadian nuclear industry during Durham speech
OPG to ask for extension of Pickering waste management facility licence, to build new storage building
OPG to ask for extension of Pickering waste management facility licence, to build new storage building
Friday, April 7, 2017

Ontario Power Generation is currently seeking the renewal of its Pickering Waste Management Facility’s licence until 2028, and applying to construct additional processing and storage buildings.

OPG to ask for extension of Pickering waste management facility licence, to build new storage building
Bruce Power partners with GE’s Power Services for life-extension work that continues to produce low-cost power
Bruce Power partners with GE’s Power Services for life-extension work that continues to produce low-cost power
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bruce Power and GE’s Power Services have entered into an agreement valued at more than $56 million through a competitive bid process for generator work in Bruce A, as part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program.

Bruce Power partners with GE’s Power Services for life-extension work that continues to produce low-cost power
Letter: Pickering is a boon to Ontario, says Ontario Power Generation CEO
Letter: Pickering is a boon to Ontario, says Ontario Power Generation CEO
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Today, Ontario relies on nuclear power to provide 60 per cent of its electricity generation.

Letter: Pickering is a boon to Ontario, says Ontario Power Generation CEO
After bankruptcy filing, new Westinghouse chairman named
After bankruptcy filing, new Westinghouse chairman named
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Westinghouse Electric Co., the Cranberry-based nuclear firm that filed for bankruptcy last week, has replaced its chairman, Danny Roderick.

After bankruptcy filing, new Westinghouse chairman named
Toshiba Projects Record Loss as Nuclear Unit Files for Bankruptcy
Toshiba Projects Record Loss as Nuclear Unit Files for Bankruptcy
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Toshiba Corp. projected its annual loss could more than double to a record 1.01 trillion yen ($9.1 billion) as its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Toshiba Projects Record Loss as Nuclear Unit Files for Bankruptcy
UK nuclear decommissioning debacle costs government nearly 100m
UK nuclear decommissioning debacle costs government nearly 100m
Monday, March 27, 2017

Business secretary orders inquiry into flawed tendering process for dismantling old reactors at 12 sites as US firms get paid for out of court settlement.

UK nuclear decommissioning debacle costs government nearly 100m

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