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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...

GEH and Bechtel set up decommissioning alliance
Sunday, March 26, 2017 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bechtel on 22 March formed an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantlement services for NPPs in Germany and Sweden.

Progress removing used fuel from Russian nuclear support ship Lepse
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Unloading used nuclear fuel from the Russian floating technical base Lepse will begin in the second half of 2018, and a special protective cover is now being constructed to assist...

Veolia to supply waste treatment plants for UK Magnox
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Actavo awarded contract for Sizewell decommissioning
Monday, February 27, 2017 The UK’s Magnox Ltd has appointed Actavo Industrial Solutions to deliver a £400,000 contract for an access and egress, waste-handling building as part of the decommissioning programme...

Clean-up of Sellafield’s oldest storage pond ahead of schedule
Friday, February 24, 2017 Drums of legacy radioactive sludge from Sellafield's Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP), the world's oldest nuclear storage pond, have been processed in the site's encapsulation plant for...

Decommissioning work begins at Dounreay used fuel pools
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Workers at the Dounreay nuclear power site in Scotland, which is undergoing decommissioning, have just completed the removal of one of hundreds of concrete blocks from one of two...

Decommissioning plan revised for Japan’s Shimane-1
Monday, February 20, 2017 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) an amendment to its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of its Shimane NPP.

Go-ahead for decommissioning Germany’s Neckarwestheim 1
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 The Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment in Germany on 3 February approved power utility EnBW’s plans to decommission and dismantle Neckarwestheim 1.

New decommissioning JV set up for US NPPs
Friday, February 03, 2017 A new joint venture (JV), Accelerated Decommissioning Partners (ADP), has been set up by Areva Nuclear Materials and NorthStar to acquire and decommission shut-down US nuclear reactors.

UK funding for innovative solutions
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Funding of GBP3m ($3.65m) is being offered by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Innovate UK to develop and demonstrate technologies that could help resolve some of...

GEH contracted to dismantle two units at Sweden’s Oskarshamn NPP
Monday, January 09, 2017 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been awarded a three-year contract by Swedish plant operator OKG to support the dismantling of two reactors at the Oskarshamn nuclear...

Contamination reported to be spreading at US Hanford site
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant at the US’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which was last used in the 1950s and 1960s to process plutonium...

Russia permanently closes Novovoronezh 3
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Unit 3 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP was shut down on 25 December, becoming the oldest VVER-440 reactor to enter decommissioning.

Japan to decommission Monju fast reactor
Saturday, December 24, 2016 Japan on 21 December confirmed that it will decommission its Monju prototype fast breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture at a cost of around JPY375bn ($3.2bn). This includes JPY225bn...

Repository delay reduces Swiss NPPs’ decommissioning costs
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Swiss NPP operators face lower or possibly no contributions to the decommissioning and waste disposal funds for the period 2017-2021, because of the 10-year delay of in commissioning...

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