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Framework contracts for Dounreay
25 April, 2019
Six framework contracts, potentially worth up to £400 million ($518...
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South Korea looks to decommissioning
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The South Korean government on 17 April unveiled a blueprint to build up the nuclear decommissioning industry, with the aim of becoming one of the top five global players in the field...

Decommissioning contract for SNC-Lavalin and Holtec
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI), a joint venture between Holtec (the majority partner) and SNC-Lavalin (the minority partner) has secured a $1 billion contract...

Fuel assembly removal begins from pool at Fukushima unit 3
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) on 15 April began removing used nuclear fuel rods from unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, using remote-controlled cranes. Tepco, said it had...

Tepco completes upgrades of Fukushima water storage tanks
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced on 27 March that work had been completed to upgrade water storage facilities at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Decommissioning to go ahead for small Swiss research reactor
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 by Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has confimed that the small 2kW AGN-211-P research reactor at the University of Basel will be dismantled in 2020.

Consortium secures contract extension at Kozloduy
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW) has awarded the Empresarios Agrupados / Nuvia Consortium a three-year contract extension to the Decommissioning-Repository...

Equipment installed to retrieve radwaste from Sellafield silo
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Engineering teams have installed equipment to scoop up and remove material from Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) at the UK Sellafield site, Sellafield Ltd said on 8 March, noting...

Rosatom postpones decommissioning of graphite reactors
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Russia’s Experimental-Demonstration Centre for the Decommissioning of Uranium-Graphite Nuclear Reactors (UDC UGR, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has postponed from 2020...

Russia’s Atomexpo to focus on sustainable development
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Russia’s 11th International Forum Atomexpo, which takes place in the southern city of Sochi on 15–16 April will be dedicated to the contribution advanced nuclear technologies make to...

Search for UK repository site resumes
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Radioactive Waste Management, a subsidiary of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has begun the process of finding a host community and a suitable site for a deep...

Kyushu to decommission Genkai 2
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Company has announced plans to decommission Genkai 2, a 559MW pressurised water reactor in Saga Prefecture.

IAEA reports of Fukushima decommissioning as new robot unveiled
Friday, February 01, 2019 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 31 January published the final report by an IAEA expert team that reviewed Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning...

GEH completes segmentation of Oskarshamn 2
Monday, January 28, 2019 by US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has completed the segmentation of reactor internals at unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear plant in Sweden.

US Northstar takes over Vermont Yankee
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by US Entergy Corporation on 14 January completed the sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, which will decommission the Vermont Yankee...

Uniper to coordinate demolition of Swedish reactors
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by Germany-based Uniper (a subsidiary of Fortum) is to coordinate the demolition of nuclear reactors at Sweden’s two-unit Barsebäck nuclear plant and at Oskarshamn 1&2. Decommissioning...

The cost of Japan’s decommissioning plans
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by At least JPY1900 billion ($17.12 billion) will be needed for the planned decommissioning of 79 Japanese nuclear facilities, including the failed Monju prototype fast-breeder...

Cavendish wins contract to demolish Dounreay reactor
Monday, December 17, 2018 by The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 14 December awarded a three-year contract to Cavendish Nuclear and its partners, local firm JGC Engineering, KDC and...

DOE awards contract for WIPP ventilation system
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by US company Critical Applications Alliance (CAA), a venture comprising two Houston-based companies, Christensen Building Group and Kilgore Industries, has won a $135 million contract...

Bradwell enters care and maintenance
Thursday, November 29, 2018 by The two-unit Magnox nuclear power station at Bradwell in Essex has become the first UK power plant to enter care and maintenance following approval from UK regulators.

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