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Russia’s Kola 4 nuclear reactor receives 25-year life extension

Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Oversight approved a life extension for a nuclear power reactor at the 1,760-MW Kola Nuclear Power Plant.

The plant received an engineering lifespan extension to operate the 20-year-old reactor No. 4 for an additional 25 years, according to Bellona. The reactor can now remain online until December 7, 2039. Reactors 1 and 2 received five- and 10-year life extensions to operate until 2018, the article said, while the No. 3 reactor received a five-year extension to operate until 2015.

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