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Coronavirus impacts dismantling of Germany's Philippsburg nuclear plant
31 March, 2020
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Tenders invited for work to dismantle UK Naval test reactor site
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The UK Ministry of Defence has invited firms to tender for work to decontaminate and dismantle the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) - formerly HMS Vulcan - which...

Lampson International wins contract to transport decommissioned reactor
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The US Department of Defense has announced that Lampson International has secured a $7.9 million contract for land haul services work.

IAEA head visits Fukushima
Monday, March 02, 2020 by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on his first official trip to Japan since taking office in late 2019.

TVEL and Spanish engineering companies to co-operate on decommissioning
Friday, February 28, 2020 by Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has signed a memorandum with Spanish companies ENUSA, ENSA and IDOM to cooperate in nuclear decommissioning...

Local residents pay for decommissioning of Kazakhstan’s BN-350 reactor
Thursday, February 27, 2020 by During a public hearing of the feasibility study on the environmental impact of decommissioning of the BN-350 fast reactor in Kazakhstan, Bulat Zhumakanov, representative of...

GNS wins major orders from PreussenElektra
Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Germany’s GNS group has received an order from PreussenElektra (PEL) for the dismantling of the reactor pressure vessels (RPV) of its entire nuclear power fleet.

French regulator requests improvement in EDF’s Fessenheim decommissioning plan
Monday, February 10, 2020 by France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has asked EDF to improve plans for dismantling the Fessenheim nuclear power plant.

Contract awarded for Pilgrim decommissioning
Friday, February 07, 2020 by US-based Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI), a joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International, has been awarded its second commercial contract to decommission...

Fukushima Daiini decommissioning to take 44 years
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estimates that it will take 44 years to decommission its Fukushima Daiini nuclear power plant, located some 15km south of the crippled...

US Oak Ridge to process remaining uranium-233
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by The US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) said that renovations are underway at Oak Ridge to prepare a facility to process a high-dose portion of the...

CNL to assist in decommissioning Germany’s Lingen reactor
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has been selected as a subcontractor by Atkins Energy Germany, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, to participate in the decommissioning of RWE’s...

Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, which is decommissioning its two RBMK reactors, in 2019 dismantled 5483 tons (almost 5000 tonnes) of equipment and associated structures INPP said on...

Enresa dismantles dome of Spain’s José Cabrera
Monday, January 06, 2020 by Spain’s national radioactive waste company Enresa has completed the dismantling of the dome of the containment building at the José Cabrera nuclear plant, in Almonacid de...

Germany shuts down Philippsburg 2
Monday, January 06, 2020 by The 1402MWe Philippsburg 2 pressurised water reactor unit in Germany was shut down permanently on 31 December 2019, leaving just six commercial nuclear plants still operating in Germany.

Fukushima decommissioning plans revised
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Japan on December 27 revised the road map for decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, further delaying removal of thousands of used fuel assemblies that...

Switzerland’s Muehleberg NPP closed down
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Switzerland’s Muehleberg NPP was closed down on 20 December 47 years, marking the start of its nuclear phase out programme.

US DOE awards clean-up contracts for Hanford site
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new Hanford environmental cleanup contract worth up to $10 billion over ten years. The winning bidder for the new Hanford Central...

Approval for dismantling Barsebäck 1&2
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has approved the safety analysis report (SAR) for dismantling and demolition of units 1 and 2 at the Barsebäck nuclear plant marking...

Sweden approves demolition of iconic Agesta reactor
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM – Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said on 9 December that it had approved the safety report for dismantling and demolition of Ågestaverket,...

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