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Switzerland’s Mühleberg enters formal decommissioning
22 September, 2020
BKW, the owner-operator of Switzerland’s Mühleberg nuclear plant, said...
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New contract for Hanford cleanup to start in October
Monday, September 21, 2020 by US company Amentum announced that the US DOE had provided the Amentum-led joint venture with Fluor and Atkins, Central Plateau Cleanup Company, the Notice to Proceed to start...

First container of damaged used fuel sent to storage at Ignalina
Friday, September 18, 2020 by The first container holding damaged nuclear fuel has been placed in the interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility (ISFSF) at Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) in Lithuania.

Nuvia wins contract to work on deep shaft and Silo at Dounreay
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by The UK’s Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), said that it had awarded a £7.5 million ($9.7m) contract for “advanced...

Work to begin to remove damaged fuel from Ignalina
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by The last assemblies of undamaged used nuclear fuel have been removed from the first unit of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) and transferred to the intermediate storage, INPP...

New IAEA Technical Cooperation Project with Chernobyl NPP
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by A new technical cooperation project between the Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been launched.

More progress in cleaning up the Russian Arctic
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Russia’s Lepse floating technical base (PTB) in the Murmansk Region will be sealed and transferred for long-term storage to the village of Sayda Guba, where a long-term ground...

Sogin begins dismantling Latina NPP
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), which is responsible nuclear decommissioning, said on 4 August that it had started demolishing the screens of the steam...

UK seeks innovative methods for waste segregation
Thursday, July 30, 2020 by The UK on 27 July launched a GBP3.9 million ($5m) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites

Spain’s GDES wins its first decommissioning contract in Sweden
Monday, July 27, 2020 by Spain’s GDES said on 24 July that it had been awarded a contract to provide qualified manpower for the dismantling service at Sweden’s Barsebäck and Oskarshamn nuclear power plants....

Russia to set up engineering centre for RBMK decommissioning
Friday, July 24, 2020 by Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom announced an engineering centre for the decommissioning of RBMK units (ODIC RBMK) had been set up at the Leningrad nuclear power plant.

Fuel removal from Russia’s Lepse nearing completion
Friday, July 24, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 22 July that it was completing unloading used nuclear fuel from floating base Lepse.

US DOE selects Amentum for D&D services
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Amentum, a contractor to US federal and allied governments, announced on 22 July that the Department of Energy (DOE) had selected D2R Services, an Amentum-led joint venture, for...

Jacobs opens UK Engineering and Technology Centre
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by US-based Jacobs has opened a new Engineering and Technology Centre in West Cumbria, UK, to increase its capability to deliver innovative solutions to major decommissioning...

US DOE awards decommissioning contracts for legacy sites
Thursday, July 09, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded a set of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts to provide US-wide...

Russia’s AECC wins contract to decommission mothballed installations at VNIINM
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 by a’s Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Plant (AECC) in Irkutsk has signed a state contract for the decommissioning of the U-5 installation at the AA Bochvar Research Institute of...

Orano completes dismantling of France’s Ulysse research reactor
Thursday, June 25, 2020 by After five years of works, the project to completely dismantle the experimental nuclear reactor Ulysse has been completed on schedule by teams from France’s Orano jointly with the...

Holtec reaches agreement on decommissioning of Pilgrim nuclear plant
Monday, June 22, 2020 by Officials in Massachusetts have dropped a lawsuit against US-based Holtec International, which allows the $1.13 billion-decontamination and decommissioning of the 670MWe Pilgrim...

Fortum and Uniper agree on dismantling Swedish nuclear plants
Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Finland’s Fortum and Uniper Sweden have signed an agreement on a dismantling project at Oskarshamn and Barsebäck nuclear plants in Sweden.

Decommissioning milestone at Slovakia’s Bohunice VI
Thursday, June 04, 2020 by Slovakia’s nuclear and decommissioning company Jadrová a vyraovacia spoločnos (JAVYS) announced on 2 June that it had completed “one of the most complex operations of the...

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