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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...

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.

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