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Decommissioning milestone for Slovakia’s Bohunice nuclear plant
07 December, 2021
Slovak company JAVYS announced that another important milestone had...
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Russia’s TVEL signs decommissioning agreements with French and Czech companies
Friday, December 03, 2021 by Rosatom’s Fuel Company and decommissioning industry integrator, TVEL JSC on 2 December signed co-operation agreements on decommissioning with France’s Robatel Industries and a group...

PPP announce winners of new HVAC contract at Sellafield
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by A new way of awarding long-term work packages at the Sellafield site in the UK has reached a major milestone, with Programme and Project Partners (PPP) appointing its first key...

Humboldt Bay 3 released for unrestricted use after decommissioning
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has terminated the licence for unit 3 of the Humboldt Bay nuclear power plant in California and released the site for unrestricted use.

Diffuser removed from UK’s Windscale Pile chimney
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Nuclear clean-up teams have removed the huge diffuser at the top of the Windscale Pile Chimney on the Sellafield site in the UK.

US DOE awards Oakridge clean-up contract to UCOR
Friday, October 29, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) on 26 October awarded United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR), the Oak Ridge Reservation Cleanup Contract (ORRCC)...

KHNP and CNL sign MOU on used fuel and decommissioning
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation in the field of used nuclear fuel...

DOE completes demolition of buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Centre
Friday, October 08, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has completed demolition of the final DOE-owned buildings at the Energy Technology Engineering Centre (ETEC) northwest of Los Angeles.

IAEA designates collaborating centre in France for graphite reactor decommissioning
Monday, October 04, 2021 by The International Atomic Energy Agency and EDF's Decommissioning and Waste Management Directorate have agreed to work together to help countries to strengthen technology and...

US NRC delays release of La Crosse and Zion sites for unrestricted use
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has extended its orders transferring the licences for the La Crosse and Zion nuclear power plants from EnergySolutions back to the plant...

Oak Ridge former enrichment site ready for reuse
Monday, September 13, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s Office (DOE’s) of Environmental Management (EM) has said that the for Oak Ridge centrifuge complex site is ready for reuse.

Fortum and Uniper to co-operate in nuclear decommissioning
Thursday, September 09, 2021 by Power company Fortum is entering into close co-operation with its strategic subsidiary Uniper to offer nuclear decommissioning and dismantling services for nuclear companies.

IAEA Review of Japan's Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 27 August completed a two-month review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear...

Holtec reports decommissioning progress at US NPPs
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by US-based Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI), a subsidiary of Holtec International, on 24 August reported decommissioning progress at the Oyster Creek NPP in New Jersey and...

Russia’s Triniti uses mobile laser complex for metal dismantling
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research (Triniti - part of Rosatom’s scientific division) and LLC Demolition jointly dismantled the metal frames of...

US DOE prepares for radwaste vitrification at Hanford
Monday, August 23, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced that tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) had...

Vattenfall signs agreement with Westinghouse for decommissioning work at Ringhals NPP
Thursday, August 19, 2021 by Vattenfall has signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB for dismantling of reactor tanks and their internal parts as well as fuel racks at units 1&2 of the Ringhals NPP...

Russia’s NITI to decommission specialist nuclear test stand
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Russia’s AP Aleksandrov Scientific Research Technological Institute (NITI) will decommission the nuclear reactor used for testing at its site in Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Region by...

All fuel removed from Leningrad unit 1 prior to decommissioning
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Russia’s Leningrad NPP announced on 10 August that the last fuel assembly had been removed from the unit 1 reactor that was closed in December 2018. “Fuel assemblies (FAs) from all...

Demolition of Three Mile Island cooling towers postponed
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by TMI-2 Solutions, is a subsidiary of EnergySolutions, which is responsible for decommissioning the unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island NPP is delaying demolition of the reactor’s...

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