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Aging Tokai nuclear plant outside Tokyo cleared to restart via Asahi Shimbun

[…] After the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the operational life of nuclear reactors was set at up to 40 years in principle. But power companies can continue to operate their facilities for an additional 20 … Continue reading

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Japan Extends Reactor Lifetimes for First Time Since Fukushima via Power

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) this June approved 20-year license extensions for the aging Takahama 1 and 2 reactors, a first for the power-strapped country that has been conflicted about the future of its nuclear power plants since the Fukushima … Continue reading

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‘Indian Point’: Film Review via The Hollywood Reporter

Protesters try to shut down the 40-plus-year-old nuclear plant near New York City. In her first feature doc since examining the espionage case against her grandparents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg (in Heir to an Execution), Ivy Meeropol looks at a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Industry Worldwide Faces Escalating Battle to Keep Aging Reactors Running via EcoWatch

Life extensions to nuclear plants in Europe and North America are repeatedly being granted by safety regulators. But, according to nuclear plant owners, 25 percent of parts are now obsolete, so keeping the reactors going is becoming an increasing problem … Continue reading

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Power Plants Seek to Extend Life of Nuclear Reactors for Decades via The New York Times

The prospects for building new nuclear reactors may be sharply limited, but the owners of seven old ones, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina, are preparing to ask for permission to run them until they are 80 years old. Nuclear … Continue reading

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 Dungeness B nuclear plant operator wants safety limit raised via BBC News

A key safety limit at one of Britain’s nuclear power stations is being raised to allow the life of the reactor to be extended, the BBC has learned. The regulator has agreed to increase the amount of weight graphite bricks … Continue reading

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Nucléaire : la prolongation comptable à 50 ans des centrales déjà décidée (Batho) via Connaissance des Energies

La décision de prolonger comptablement à 50 ans la durée de vie des centrales nucléaires françaises d’EDF est “déjà prise”, a assuré mardi l’ex-ministre de l’Ecologie Delphine Batho, dans un entretien au quotidien spécialisé Enerpresse. “Nous devons prolonger de manière … Continue reading

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Kyushu Electric spends 10 billion yen a year to maintain idle nuclear reactors via The Mainichi

Kyushu Electric Power Co. is continuing to spend around 10 billion yen a year to maintain the idle No. 1 and 2 reactors at the Genkai Nuclear Power Plant in Genkai, Saga Prefecture, it has been learned, even as a … Continue reading

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The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2012

Twenty years after its first edition, the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2012 portrays an industry suffering from the cumulative impacts of the world economic crisis, the Fukushima disaster, ferocious competitors and its own planning and management difficulties. Key results … Continue reading

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Second life: The questionable safety of life extensions for Russian nuclear power plants via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

In response to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, countries such as Germany and Switzerland are preparing to phase out aging nuclear power plants. The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom), however, is taking a very different … Continue reading

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