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Last Reactor at Oldest French Nuclear Plant Going Offline

The last operating reactor at France’s oldest nuclear power plant is scheduled to shut down June 30, some 43 years after the plant entered commercial operation. The French government, though,…


EDF Announces More Delays, Cost Overruns for Flamanville 3 Reactor

French utility Électricité de France (EDF)on July 25 said it has pushed fuel loading at its 1.6-GW Flamanville 3 nuclear project to the fourth quarter of 2019 and increased cost…


Several Milestones Reached at Nuclear Power Projects Around the World

The world’s nuclear power industry has been busy in the new year, with several construction projects reaching key milestones as 2018 began. EPR Units Making Progress Four EPR nuclear units…


Startup of Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Plant Delayed Again

Continued problems with construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland have pushed the facility’s expected start date into 2019, meaning operations will not begin until at least…


Explosion Rocks Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant in France

An explosion at EDF Energy's Flamanville nuclear power station in France has been controlled, the utility said. The blast, which rocked Unit 1 at the nuclear plant on France's northern…