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Audit Office sees improvements at Sellafield
22 June, 2018
The UK National Audit Office (NAO) says the Nuclear Decommissioning...
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Japan looks to decommission several nuclear facilities
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 13 June approved the decommissioning plan the Tokai reprocessing plant.

Veolia begins work for France’s CEA
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by France’s Asteralis, a subsidiary of Veolia Nuclear Solutions, has been awarded three new contracts for the treatment of radioactive waste at the French Alternative Energies and...

Segmentation starts at Oskarshamn 2
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Segmentation of the reactor vessel internals has begun at Sweden's Oskarshamn 2 boiling water reactor.

Swedish regulator approves dismantling of Oskarshamn 2
Friday, May 11, 2018 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) on 4 May approved OKG Aktiebolag's (OKG’s) revised safety analysis report (SAR) on segmentation of the reactor internals and fuel boxes...

Belgium approves nuclear phase-out strategy
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by The Belgian government on 30 March approved a new energy strategy to phase out its seven commercial nuclear power reactors between 2022 and 2025.

Robots used to investigate pipes at US DOE clean-up sites
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by A pair of autonomous robots developed by Carnegie Mellon University's  (CMU’s) Robotics Institute in the USA will be used to investigate pipes at the US Department of Energy's...

US looks to decommission Alaskan military reactor
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun decommissioning Alaska’s only nuclear power plant, SM-1A, which is located at Fort Greely.

Decommissioning progress at Sweden’s Barsebäck
Monday, March 19, 2018 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company (recently taken over by Canada’s Brookfield) has completed dismantling the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) internals of Barsebäck 2, a 600MWe...

US research reactor seeks funds for decommissioning
Friday, March 16, 2018 by Work to decommission a nuclear reactor test site owned by the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville will stop the end of this month because of a lack of funding, the...

Siempelkamp develops new chemical decontamination process
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Germany’s Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH has developed an innovative procedure for the chemical decontamination of the reactor cooling system and subsystems in nuclear...

Used fuel removal delayed Fugen 
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by The removal of used nuclear fuel from the site of the Fugen prototype advanced converter reactor in central Japan will be postponed by nine years to fiscal 2026 as a reprocessing...

UK Public Accounts Committee criticises Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Thursday, March 01, 2018 by The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) "dramatically under-estimated" the scale and cost of decommissioning the Magnox sites, which ultimately led to the early termination of...

GNS-Westinghouse consortium wins German decommissioning contract
Thursday, January 25, 2018 by German utility PreussenElektra, a subsidiary of E.ON, said on 23 January that it had signed a decommissioning contract with the ZerKon consortium to dismantle and package of the...

Chernobyl confinement nears completion
Monday, December 04, 2017 by Installation of the critical cranes, ventilation and control systems for the New Safe Confinement (NSC) at Chernobyl is almost finished and the structure looks set to be handed over...

Wood wins Dounreay framework
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Wood, which recently acquired Amec Foster Wheeler, has won a two-year framework agreement to provide industrial services for the Dounreay nuclear site in Thurso, Scotland.

Russia opts for immediate dismantling
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Russia nuclear utility Rosenergoatom has decided that moving from the "deferred" to "immediate" dismantling approach for its reactors undergoing decommissioned would bring a 20%...

Ciao to Garigliano chimney
Saturday, November 18, 2017 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) on 14 November completed a €10m ($11.8m) project to dismantle the 95-metre-high central chimney at the shutdown Garigliano...

Sellafield brings down chimney
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Sellafield has started demolishing the 61 metre-high chimney on top of the site’s 60-year old First Generation Reprocessing Plant, after four years of preparatory work.

Nuvia to dismantle Dragon
Friday, November 10, 2017 by UK nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor Nuvia has won a contract from Magnox in support of the Dragon Reactor Decommissioning Project at Winfrith in Dorset.

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