The UK Government has published its Nuclear Safeguards Bill to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime in preparation for the country’s departure from Euratom.
Two reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power station in Niigata Prefecture run by Tepco have cleared the safety standards set by the Japanese Government, becoming the first of the utilities idled units to pass tightened screening.
The US Energy Department has announced that it is offering $3.7 billion in additional loan guarantees for Southern Co.’s reactor project in Georgia.
General construction work has started on the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site in Turkey.
China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has said that it is exploring a bid to invest in Toshiba’s troubled £15 billion Moorside nuclear power station on the Cumbrian coast in northwest England.
Saudi Arabia has said that it will launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors in October, and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including France, South Korea, and China.
Florida Power and Light (FPL) has announced that it will be shutting off operation at its Turkey Point and St Lucie nuclear power plants on the Atlantic coast before the arrival of Hurricane Irma.
Duke Energy Florida has announced that it will terminate all plans to build its Levy Nuclear Power Project.
The South Korean Government has announced that it will prohibit life extensions of old nuclear plants, and will cease construction of new nuclear facilities.
Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Energy Minister, said that the country plans to build three nuclear power plants between 2023 and 2030, and that these would provide 10 per cent of domestic electricity consumption.