South Korea to cut number of nuclear reactors from 24 to 14 by 2038

The South Korean government has decided to gradually reduce the number of nuclear reactors to 14 by 2038. It will cancel plans to build a further six new nuclear reactors, will not allow lifespan extension for 14 aged reactors, and will close Wolsong-1 earlier than scheduled. Paik Un-gyu, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, announced …

Milestones At Vogtle Includes 71-Hour Concrete Pour

Georgia Power on Friday touted continued progress continues at the Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Georgia with recent latest milestones achieved over the past week including a 71-hour continues concrete pour the company deemed a “super placement.” Workers on site also managed the latest heavy lift at the site involving the placement of a 237-ton CA03 …

Japan’s Kashiwazaki Kariwa 6 & 7 Clear Safety Exams

At its regular meeting on September 27, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan approved draft review reports concerning the Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 and -7 Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs, ABWRs, 1356MWe each) owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) in Niigata Prefecture. The power company is working toward the restart of the reactors It was …