Tag Archives: Europe

Welsh nuke shut down following steam leak

Wales Online reported today: An ageing nuclear reactor has had to be shut down due to a “steam leak” only days after it was re-started. Reactor one at Wylfa nuclear power station, on Anglesey, in North Wales, was shut down … Continue reading

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Finnish newspaper puts cost of single new reactor at Olkiluoto at $11 billion‏

The Bellona Foundation, an environmental group based in Sweden, carried a piece this morning on the rising cost of building a new reactor at the Olkiluoto facility in Finland: Woes continue to mount around the construction of Finland’s Olkiluoto 3, … Continue reading

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Fire closes nuclear power plant in Spain; One worker injured

News reports are kind of sparse on this incident, but the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reported this afternoon: An electrical fire forced a shutdown of Spain’s Almaraz I nuclear plant, the country’s nuclear safety authority said Friday. One worker … Continue reading

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Safestor: How come I don’t feel Safe?

Last year, TEPCO announced that it was going to build temporary structures over its damaged Fukushima reactors. I derided the temporary shelters as circus tents. Now, it looks as if the tents may be part of a larger worldwide plan. As the … Continue reading

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Bulgarian reactor restarted after replacing cracked control rod casings

Focus Information Agency reported today: Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear power plant announced Thursday it had switched one of its reactors back on to the electricity grid, after a month of refuelling and repairs, AFP reported. The 1,000-megawatt reactor number six — … Continue reading

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Fire closes Swedish reactor overnight

Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported overnight: A small fire in a turbine hall shut down a Swedish nuclear reactor overnight but the blaze was swiftly extinguished, nuclear power plant officials said Sunday. “A fire alarm went off around midnight and our … Continue reading

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World’s oldest reactor to close next year, but the news is not all good

Reuters reported earlier today: Europe’s (and the world’s) oldest nuclear reactor at Britain’s Oldbury power station will close down 10 months earlier than expected in February next year after operator Magnox decided that running the 44-year-old reactor was no longer … Continue reading

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