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Progress in defuelling Dounreay Fast Reactor
14 October, 2019
Half of the last remaining radioactive fuel elements jammed for...
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Centrus Completes D&D Project for US DOE
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by US Centrus Energy Corp announced on 9 October that it had completed decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) K-1600 facility in Oak...

Canada’s Laker offers its technology for Fukushima
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 by Laker TRF Ltd, an affiliate of Canada’s Laker Energy Products, believes its Advanced Water Distillation (AWD) technology could provide "cost-effective and reliable" detritiation for...

Exelon confirms closure of Three Mile Island
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by US energy company Exelon Corp on 20 September said it would shut down unit 1 at its Three Mile Island nuclear plant, which had been operating since 1974, by 30 September.

Reactor defuelling completed at UK Wylfa site
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The final flask of used fuel from UK’s Wylfa Site has been dispatched for reprocessing at Sellafield in Cumbria, marking the end of defuelling operations at all 26 of...

UK NDA takes over Magnox
Thursday, September 05, 2019 by The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 3 September took ownership of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for the cleanup of 12 nuclear sites and operation of one hydroelectric...

Tepco may decommission at least one unit at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 26 August that it may start to decommission at least one of the seven boiling water reactor (BWR) units at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa...

Cooling tower demolished at Germany’s Mülheim-Kärlich NPP
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by German utility RWE on 9 August completed demolition of the cooling tower at the Mülheim-Kärlich NPP in Rhineland-Palatinate as part of its decommissioning programme. Work to dismantle...

Dismantling of Fukushima chimney begins
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Work began in August to dismantle a highly contaminated exhaust stack at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.

First contract signed for dismantling Chernobyl sarcophagus
Monday, August 12, 2019 by The Ukrainian state company that manages the Chernobyl nuclear site, SSE Chernobyl NPP, has signed a $78 million contract with construction company Ukrbudmontazh (UBM) for the creation...

Decommissioning plan submitted for Japan’s Onagawa 1
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for approval of its decommissioning plan Onagawa 1 in Miyagi Prefecture.

Fukushima Daiini to be decommissioned
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 by Fukushima Governor, Masao Uchibori said on 30 July that his prefecture would accept Tokyo Electric Power Company’s decision to decommission the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant.

Contract awarded for Oyster Creek Decommissioning
Thursday, August 01, 2019 by Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI) – a joint venture of Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin – has been awarded its first commercial contract by Holtec...

Sellafield clean-up contract wins extension
Monday, July 22, 2019 by The UK Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) which helps deliver Sellafield’s decommissioning programme has been extended after three years of activity.

Ukraine takes over New Safe Confinement and promotes Chernobyl tourism
Monday, July 15, 2019 by The New Safe Confinement (NSC) built to encase the destroyed reactor 4 at the Chernobyl NPP and the sarcophagus which was hastily built around reactor immediately after the 1986...

US NRC approves transfer of Oyster Creek licence
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 20 June approved the transfer of the licence for the single-unit Oyster Creek NPP from Exelon Generation to Oyster Creek...

Toshiba and AECOM to collaborate on decommissioning
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) on has concluded an agreement with US-based infrastructure firm AECOM to collaborate on decommissioning services...

Demolition of US gaseous diffusion facilities begins
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Work began on 23 May to demolish the last two buildings at the US gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facility at Oak Ridge in Tennessee. Buildings K-131 and K-631, constructed in...

Sellafield awards a 20-year contracts
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Sellafield said on 9 May that its Programme and Project Partners (PPP) model is set to revolutionise project delivery through newly established long-term partnerships.

Cavendish wins waste contract for Hinkley Point A
Thursday, May 09, 2019 by Cavendish Nuclear has secured a contract to design and build a plant for treating liquid wastes from the decommissioning of the Hinkley Point A nuclear plant in the UK.

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