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Dounreay starts fuel removal from DFR
21 September, 2017
Work has started to retrieve the last remaining fuel elements that have...
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Switzerland’s BKW looks to decommissioning
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Swiss utility BKW on 7 September bought a small German nuclear services company Dienstleistungen fuer Nukleartechnik GmbH (DfN), hoping to see increased revenue from the...

Korea signs contracts to decommission Kori 1
Thursday, September 07, 2017 The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) announced on 4 September 2017 that it had signed contracts with several local companies, including Kepco Plant Service & Engineering...

Russia continues remediation of uranium sites in Kyrgyzstan
Monday, August 28, 2017 Russia’s RosRAO has won the tender for work to decommission (make safe) uranium mining tailing dumps located near the village of Min-Kush in the Naryn oblast of Kyrgyzstan, as well as...

Czech and UK companies contracted to support UK decommissioning
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Czech engineering company Vítkovice Heavy Machinery (VHM) and UK company TSP Engineering have signed an agreement to cooperate in the decommissioning of UK NPPs and the supply...

IAEA team review Italy’s decommissioning programme
Monday, July 17, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team of experts...

Fortum supplies purification plant to German NPP
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Finnish utility Fortum has won a contract from Preussen Elektra GmbH to supply a NURES technology-based purification system for radioactive liquids and a boron removal system to...

Areva to decommission US Vermont Yankee
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Areva Nuclear Materials (ANM) announced on 11 July that it had signed a contract with US decommissioning and remediation company NorthStar to segment, package and transport to...

Decommissioning approval for Japan’s Ikata 1
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Decommissioning progress at UK Bradwell NPP
Saturday, June 24, 2017 The UK’s Magnox Ltd announced on 21 June that fuel element debris (FED) waste at the Bradwell NPP has now all been treated to reduce the radiological risk at the site, as a step...

Sweden’s Oskarshamn 1 closes down
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Unit 1 of Sweden’s Oskarshamn NPP in has been permanently shut down, operator OKG announced on 19 June. The unit has been closed 10 days ahead of its schedule closure on 29 June after...

German court rules for refund of nuclear tax
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Germany's Constitutional Court on 7 June ruled that the nuclear fuel tax is illegal.

Contract awarded for remediation of US Paducah enrichment plant
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on 26 May that Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, a CH2M-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, had been awarded...

Used fuel to be removed from Russia’s Andreeva naval base
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Andrey Golin, director general of Russia’s Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FCNRS) said on 27 April that new facilities in Andreeva Bay, in the Murmansk region, are...

US NRC confirms clean up work in New Mexico
Monday, April 17, 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a Confirmatory Order to Homestake Mining Co of California outlining actions to be taken as part of an ongoing groundwater clean...

EnBW receives approval to decommission Germany’s Philippsburg 1
Sunday, April 16, 2017 The Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment has on 12 April issued German utility EnBW a permit to decommission and dismantle unit 1 of its Philippsburg NPP in Karlsruhe. Philippsburg...

UK NDA publishes three-year business plan
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 10 April published its Business Plan for 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2020, following a public consultation that ran between 12 December to...

US DOE contract awarded for West Valley Demonstration Project
Monday, April 10, 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on 7 April that it had awarded a contract to SC&A, a Virginia-based environmental and energy consultant, to develop a...

Japan’s NRA delays decommissioning approval for five reactors
Monday, April 03, 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has delayed approval of decommissioning plans for five nuclear reactors because of a “lack of clarity” in some sections of a report drawn up...

Decommissioning permits issued for Germany’s Biblis NPP
Monday, April 03, 2017 Permits to decommission Germany's Biblis nuclear power plant are to be issued to RWE Power following approval of its plans by the ministry of the environment in the state of...

NDA pulls contract with Cavendish Fluor
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 The UK government has announced an independent inquiry into the conduct of a 2012 procurement process run by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) that resulted in a 14-year...

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