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Sweden approves demolition of iconic Agesta reactor
10 December, 2019
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM – Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten)...
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Barrnon and Wood progress in UK NDA innovation competition
Monday, December 02, 2019 by Two consortia, led by Barrnon and Wood, have reached the next round of an innovation competition that could help decommission radioactive facilities at Sellafield, the UK...

More progress in Andreeva Bay clean-up
Thursday, November 28, 2019 by Used fuel assemblies, which had been lying for decades at the bottom of Building 5, an ageing used fuel store at Russia’s Andreeva Bay in the Arctic northwest, have been removed and secured.

Legal wrangling delays Chernobyl Shelter dismantling
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The dismantling of the old sarcophagus (Shelter) at the Chernobyl NPP, now covered by the New Safe Confinement, is delayed due to litigation after the State Audit Service of...

Recognition for Sellafield's SMF project
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Silo Maintenance Facility (SMF) at Sellafield in Cumbria has been named the Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year by the Association for Project...

Physical work completed for decommissioning of US La Crosse NPP
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 November that it has completed the physical work at the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) Decommissioning Project. This...

Swiss utilities oppose revision of decommissioning fund yields
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Switzerland’s Federal Council on 6 November adopted the third revision of the Decommissioning and Disposal Fund Ordinance (SEFV), which reduces the real yield of the two funds from...

Enresa begins dismantling dome at Zorita
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 by Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa has started work to dismantle the dome of the containment building of the José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear plant in Almonacid...

Orano wins contracts for German dismantling
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by French company Orano, together with German partner EWN has been awarded two contracts by German utility RWE to carry out strategic dismantling operations at the Mülheim-Kärlich and...

EnergySolutions takes on Three Mile Island decommissioning
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by US utility FirstEnergy and EnergySolutions on 15 October signed an agreement whereby all licences and assets of unit 2 of the Three Mile Island NPP in Pennsylvania will be transferred...

Progress in defuelling Dounreay Fast Reactor
Monday, October 14, 2019 by Half of the last remaining radioactive fuel elements jammed for decades inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) in northern Scotland have now been removed, Dounreay Site Restoration...

Centrus Completes D&D Project for US DOE
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by US Centrus Energy Corp announced on 9 October that it had completed decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) K-1600 facility in Oak...

Canada’s Laker offers its technology for Fukushima
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 by Laker TRF Ltd, an affiliate of Canada’s Laker Energy Products, believes its Advanced Water Distillation (AWD) technology could provide "cost-effective and reliable" detritiation for...

Exelon confirms closure of Three Mile Island
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by US energy company Exelon Corp on 20 September said it would shut down unit 1 at its Three Mile Island nuclear plant, which had been operating since 1974, by 30 September.

Reactor defuelling completed at UK Wylfa site
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The final flask of used fuel from UK’s Wylfa Site has been dispatched for reprocessing at Sellafield in Cumbria, marking the end of defuelling operations at all 26 of...

UK NDA takes over Magnox
Thursday, September 05, 2019 by The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 3 September took ownership of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for the cleanup of 12 nuclear sites and operation of one hydroelectric...

Tepco may decommission at least one unit at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 26 August that it may start to decommission at least one of the seven boiling water reactor (BWR) units at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa...

Cooling tower demolished at Germany’s Mülheim-Kärlich NPP
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by German utility RWE on 9 August completed demolition of the cooling tower at the Mülheim-Kärlich NPP in Rhineland-Palatinate as part of its decommissioning programme. Work to dismantle...

Dismantling of Fukushima chimney begins
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Work began in August to dismantle a highly contaminated exhaust stack at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.

First contract signed for dismantling Chernobyl sarcophagus
Monday, August 12, 2019 by The Ukrainian state company that manages the Chernobyl nuclear site, SSE Chernobyl NPP, has signed a $78 million contract with construction company Ukrbudmontazh (UBM) for the creation...

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