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10 April 2012

NEW NUCLEAR: Chinese reactor enters commercial operation
Unit 4 at China’s Qinshan Phase II has begun commercial operation. The announcement marks the successful conclusion of the project to add two more indigenously-designed units at the plant in Zhejiang province.

REGULATION & SAFETY: Restart decisions rest with politicians
Members of the Japanese cabinet have met publicly to discuss restarting reactors while the country’s crisis of confidence in nuclear safety continues. At the centre of debate is the potential restart of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi plant.

NUCLEAR POLICIES: Japan-UK nuclear cooperation framework
British prime minister David Cameron met with his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda in Toyko today as part of a trade mission. The leaders renewed their commitment to nuclear cooperation as begun in the 1960s.

5 April 2012

REGULATION & SAFETY: Fires trigger shutdown at Penly
EDF reported two fires in the reactor building of Penly 2, which shut down automatically on detection of smoke.

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