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Gas-cooled reactor unit has been offline because of cracking in graphite bricks The Hunterston B nuclear power station in Scotland. Courtesy EDF energy. The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation has given permission for the Hunterston B-2 nuclear power plant in Scotland to return to service for a limited period of operation.

The ONR said the permission is for operation up to a total of 16.25 terawatt days, or about six months operation.

The ONR’s assessment focussed on whether cracking observed in the graphite bricks that form the reactor core of Hunterston B-2 could compromise its fundamental nuclear safety requirements.

Those requirements are:

Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/regulator-approves-restart-of-hunterston-b-2-for-limited-period-9-5-2020

Milestones achieved within a recent two-week period demonstrate what nuclear technology is all about, what it is doing and can do for humanity, Agneta Rising, World Nuclear Association director general, said ahead of the Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Date: Wednesday, 09 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-Worlds-of-possibilities-with-nuclear-techno

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has given permission for EDF Energy to restart Reactor 4 at its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland. Permission is for up to 16.025 terawatt days, which is about four months of operation, ONR said yesterday. 

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-Energy-gets-go-ahead-to-restart-Hunterston-B-R

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has given permission for EDF Energy to restart Reactor 4 at its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland. Permission is for up to 16.025 terawatt days, which is about four months of operation, ONR said yesterday. 

Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-Energy-gets-go-ahead-to-restart-Hunterston-B-R

The Embalse nuclear power plant in Argentina resumed commercial operation following a three-year upgrade programme that was completed in January, the country's Ministry of Energy announced on 30 May. Plant operator Nucleoelectrica Argentina has been conducting tests in the four months since first criticality.

Date: Monday, 03 June 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Embalse-plant-returns-to-service

The Embalse nuclear power plant in Argentina has returned to service for another 30 years of operation following completion of upgrade work, Nucleoeléctrica Argentina announced on 4 January. The Embalse plant, which entered commercial operation in 1984, will resume supply of electricity to the national grid "very soon", the company said, following tests at different power levels required before commercial operation can start.

Date: Monday, 07 January 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Embalse-plant-all-set-for-another-30-years