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Nuvia contracted to dismantle Ringhals 1&2
07 February, 2024
Nuvia, a subsidiary of France-based Vinci Construction, has been awarded...
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UK decommissioning partnership reports progress
Tuesday, February 06, 2024 by The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said it is working with the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) on research to support the energy sector. “Bridging the oil and gas...

Second RBMK unit closed at Russia’s Kursk NPP
Thursday, February 01, 2024 by The RBMK reactor at unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk NPP has been permanently shut down after 45 years of operation. Kursk NPP comprises four ageing RBMK-1000 units, two of which are now...

Leningrad NPP prepares used fuel handling complex to support decommissioning
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by At Russia’s Leningrad NPP, the capacities of the complex for handling used nuclear fuel are being developed to support the decommissioning of the RBMK-1000 power units....

More delays for Fukushima nuclear fuel debris removal
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 by The removal of melted fuel rods from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP destroyed by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami will be deferred until around October, Tokyo Electric Power Co....

Russia develops facility to decontaminate irradiated concrete
Friday, January 26, 2024 by Scientists at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have created a laboratory facility for decontamination of radioactively contaminated concrete commissioned by the Rosatom Fuel...

Sogin to collaborate with JRC on nuclear dismantling strategy
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), the state-owned company responsible for decommissioning NPPs, has signed a collaboration agreement with the European...

Refurbishment of Sellafield site's electricity system makes progress
Friday, January 12, 2024 by A critical project to upgrade electrical power network at the UK’s Sellafield site has achieved an important milestone, according to Sellafield Ltd. The Electrical Distribution...

Sogin begins dismantling RPV at Garigliano NPP
Tuesday, January 02, 2024 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) has begun dismantling the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the boiling water reactor, at the Garigliano NPP (municipality of...

Collaborating robot fleet may support NPP decommissioning
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 by UK engineers from University of Glasgow, University of Manchester, Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Heriot-Watt University are developing the Symbiotic Multi-Robot Fleet (SMuRF)...

US DOE issues draft request for proposal for Portsmouth Paducah
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services (TSS) procurement. The...

Approval granted for decommissioning of Grohnde
Thursday, December 14, 2023 by Lower Saxony’s Ministry for the Environment, Energy & Climate has granted approval to PreussenElektra to begin dismantling the 1360 MWe pressurised water reactor at Grohnde NPP (KWG)...

Reactor vessel removal completed at Crystal River
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 by Orano USA, assisted by Netherlands-based heavy lifting company Mammoet have completed removal of the sectioned 540-tonne reactor pressure vessel (RPV) at unit 3 of the shutdown...

Ukraine regulator agrees extension for dismantling of Chornobyl sarcophagus
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 by The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has extended by six years the licence relating to dismantling the most unstable parts of the shelter hastily constructed over unit...

Veolia selects Siteflow to support Fukushima decommissioning
Thursday, December 07, 2023 by French radioactive waste management specialist Veolia Nuclear Solutions (VNS) and software solution provider Siteflow have formed a partnership to improve the design, execution...

Rosatom completes dismantling of floating technical base Lepse
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Rosatom has finally completed dismantling of floating technical base (FTB) Lepse after 10-years of work. Construction of the Lepse began in 1934 at the Nikolaev shipyards as a...

Study confirms removal of all fuel from decommissioned Soviet-era reactor
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Recent studies have found that a decommissioned Soviet-era training reactor at Estonia’s port city of Paldiski contains sources of radioactivity but no nuclear fuel, according to ETV...

Final used fuel assemby removed from Kursk 1
Thursday, November 23, 2023 by The first preparatory stage of decommissioning at unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk NPP has been completed. The finalised fuel assembly (FA) was unloaded from the reactor core ahead of...

NorthStar completes removal and shipment of Vallecitos boiling water reactor
Thursday, November 16, 2023 by NorthStar Group Services has removed the Vallecitos boiling water reactor (VBWR) from the GEH Vallecitos Nuclear Centre in California and has delivered it for disposal to the...

Magnox rebrands to become Nuclear Restoration Services
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 by The UK’s Magnox Ltd will in future be known as Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS). “This is more than a change of sign – it is a demonstration of the organisation we want to be –...

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