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Fessenheim plant to shut by mid-2020

Units 1 and 2 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France will permanently shut down in February and June 2020, respectively, Secretary of State for Ecological and Solidarity Transition Emmanuelle Wargon said yesterday. Their closure had previously been set to coincide with the start-up of the Flamanville EPR, which has now been delayed until possibly the end of 2022.

read more... 30/09/2019

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Romania's Nuclearelectrica says reconnects unit 1 reactor

Romanian state-owned nuclear power producer Nuclearelectrica said it has reconnected its Unit 1 reactor to the national grid late on Tuesday after completing works at some process parametres.

read more... 25/09/2019

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Bulgaria shuts nuclear reactor for annual maintenance

Bulgaria’s only nuclear plant, Kozloduy, has shut one of its two 1,000-megawatt reactors for planned annual maintenance, it said on Sunday.

read more... 23/09/2019

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Daily (19.09.2019): French year-ahead power price surged by 4% on Wednesday, amid eased French nuclear reactor worries

Crude oil prices continued to fall on Wednesday, as U.S. President chose to impose substantially increased sanctions rather than military action against Iran, while expressing U.S. readiness for the second measure. Further pressure came from Saudi Arabia’s commitment to bring its oil production back to pre-attack levels by the end of September. A surprise build in the U.S. crude inventories last week put more pressure on prices. As a result, Brent crude dropped by 1.5% to 63.60 USD/bbl, while WTI futures dipped by 2.1% to 58.11 USD/bbl.

read more... 19/09/2019

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Romania's Cernavoda NPP shuts down Unit 1 for remediation works

Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant (NPP) has shut down its Unit 1 in a controlled manner on Wednesday morning for remediation works to a process parameter, Cernavoda operator Nuclearelectrica said.

read more... 19/09/2019

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