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Ciao to Garigliano chimney
18 November, 2017
Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) on 14...
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Sellafield brings down chimney
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Sellafield has started demolishing the 61 metre-high chimney on top of the site’s 60-year old First Generation Reprocessing Plant, after four years of preparatory work.

Nuvia to dismantle Dragon
Friday, November 10, 2017 UK nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor Nuvia has won a contract from Magnox in support of the Dragon Reactor Decommissioning Project at Winfrith in Dorset.

Areva and Wood Group win waste contract from CEA
Monday, October 30, 2017 Areva Projets SAS and the Wood Group have won a contract from France's Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission to recover and encapsulate low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste...

Areva consortium wins German dismantling contract
Friday, October 20, 2017 German utility EnBW has selected the Areva Decommissioning and Services GmbH-EWN consortium to dismantle, segment and package the reactor pressure vessel internals from Philippsburg 2...

Westinghouse signs decommissioning contract for Slovakia’s Bohunice
Monday, October 02, 2017 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 27 September signed a contract with Slovakia’s decommissioning company Jadrová a vyraďovacia spoločnosť (Javys) for the dismantling of...

Demolition of US vitrification facility begins
Friday, September 29, 2017 The start of demolition of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) vitrification facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) was marked by a ceremony on 21 September...

Strategic master plan formalized for Central Asia clean-up
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and partners including the European Commission (EC) and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a...

Dounreay starts fuel removal from DFR
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Work has started to retrieve the last remaining fuel elements that have been stuck inside the iconic Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) in Caithness for decades.

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...

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