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US DOE achieves most of its 2020 environmental clean-up priorities
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has accomplished the vast majority of its Calendar Year 2020 priorities, reaching major historic milestones...
Design contract secured for Dounreay Waste Repackaging Facility
The Decommissioning Services Framework (DDF) Alliance has been awarded a contract for the design of a new waste repackaging facility at the UK Dounreay nuclear site
Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress in 2020
In 2020, 4212 tons of equipment and 3579 tons of concrete waste were dismantled at the Ignalina nuclear poewr plant (INPP) in Lithuania, and more than 7400 tons of radioactive waste...
Russian robot helps to dismantle graphite reactors
Russia’s Special Design and Technological Bureau of Applied Robotics (SKTB PR) at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Technopolis Moscow has developed a mobile robotic complex for...
Westinghouse contracted to dismantle Sweden’s Ågesta
Westinghouse Electric Company said on 17 December that it had signed a contract with Swedish utility Vattenfall to segment the nuclear reactor at its Ågesta Nuclear Plant near Stockholm.
Orano and KHNP to co-operate on dismantling nuclear facilities
France’s Orano and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed a cooperation agreement aiming to enhance the performance of the dismantling projects for nuclear...
US NRC transfers licence for TMI 2 to EnergySolutions for decommissioning
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the licence for the Three Mile Island Generating Station (TMI) unit 2, from FirstEnergy Companies to TMI-2 Solutions.
UK Public Accounts Committee criticises NDA
The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 27 November published a report on “The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract”.
US DOE proceeds with clean-up of Energy Technology Engineering Centre
The US Department of Energy (DOE) said that workers had completed one of the priority tasks for 2020 of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) priorities with the demolition of...
Sellafield Ltd signs 2-year contract extension with Atos
UK-based Sellafield Ltd has signed a two-year contract extension with Atos, a global leader in digital transformation.
Altrad secures UK decommissioning contract
Industrial service provider Altrad has been awarded a four-year contract by Magnox Limited for the provision of support services across six sites undergoing decommissioning in the...
Sogin continues with dismantling Latina nuclear plant
Italy’s Sogin has completed the demolition of the screens of the steam generators of the reactor building at the closed Latina nuclear power plant.
Dismantling of Russia’s old Voronezh nuclear heating plant proves difficult
The dome of the unfinished Voronezh nuclear heating plant (VAST), having withstood several demolition explosions, began to be dismantled using a gas cutting on 3 October. Three...
Japan’s NRA approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on 7 October that Shikoku Electric Power Company's decommissioning plan for unit 2 of its Ikata NPP in Ehime prefecture had been approved.
Chernobyl nuclear plant to test South Korean decommissioning technologies
Chernobyl nuclear power plant is to become a testing ground for South Korean experimental technologies after the Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the...
Duke Energy completes transaction enabling start of D&D at Crystal River
Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy on 1 October completed a transaction to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida...
Switzerland’s Mühleberg enters formal decommissioning
BKW, the owner-operator of Switzerland’s Mühleberg nuclear plant, said that it is making headway with dismantling, the plant, which was finally shut down in December 2019, despite...
New contract for Hanford cleanup to start in October
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
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.