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Italy’s Lower House of Parliament has passed two motions aimed at reversing Italy’s earlier decision to abandon nuclear energy. The text commits the government to “consider including nuclear power as an alternative and clean source of energy production in the national energy mix” so as to “accelerate Italy’s decarbonisation process.”

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsitaly-may-reconsider-nuclear-power-10852845

Slovakia's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD - Úrad jadrového dozoru) has approved the next stage of commissioning of Mochovce NPP unit 3, which will be the energy start-up. Mochovce 3 is VVER-440 reactor with a design life of 60 years. Construction of the first two 471 MWe VVER units at the four-unit Mochovce plant began in 1982. Construction of units 3&4, which started in 1986, was frozen in 1992. Units 1&2 began operation in 1998 and 1999 and work to complete units 3&4 resumed in 2009 but faced a series of delays. The final design includes many upgrades to safety and security, introduced in the wake of the Fukushima accident.

Date: Saturday, 21 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmochovce-3-approved-for-energy-start-up-10531895

The third unit at Slovakia's Mochovce nuclear power plant is moving onto the next phase of its commissioning after completing its physical start-up tests.

Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Mochovce-3-moves-into-energy-start-up

Operation of unit 3 at Slovakia’s Mochovce NPP is facing delays after technicians detected a small leak during pressure tests a few days after reaching minimum controlled production. The reactor was already in a fission chain reaction, although the reactor power was very close to zero.

Date: Saturday, 10 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdelays-for-mochovce-3-10422185

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