EDF: Nuclear reactors could stay offline until end of year

Four nuclear reactors in the UK that were shut down may not be back online until the end of the year, EDF Energy has confirmed. The company’s Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear power stations were taken offline last month to conduct inspections of their boilers after a fault was found. EDF Energy said it has […]

US government shutdown bears down on oil prices

The US government shutdown meant Brent oil prices were bearish in the first part of last week according to ELN’s latest market report with npower. Magali Hodgson, Product and Services Optimisation Manager for npower said the “question mark about [the US’s] debt ceiling and easing in the Middle East tensions” also helped to force prices […]

Jellyfish cause nuclear reactor shutdown

A huge cluster of jellyfish forced one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors to shut down. Operators of the Oskarshamn 3 nuclear plant (pictured) in southeastern Sweden, said production at the facility was manually shut and disconnected from the grid as a result of “a large amount of jellyfish present at the cooling water intake”. […]

South Korea suspends nuclear reactors over ‘fake documents’

South Korea has suspended operations at two of its nuclear reactors over the use of “fake documents”, reports claim. The nation’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission is said to have halted operations to replace “unauthorised equipment” that was supplied using safety certificates that had been fabricated. The news follows a series of nuclear shutdowns in […]