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Dismantling of Fukushima chimney begins
14 August, 2019
Work began in August to dismantle a highly contaminated exhaust stack at...
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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.

Grouting completed at collapsed tunnel on US Hanford site
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 by Workers at the US Hanford Site in southeast Washington state have finished filling a second waste storage tunnel with engineered grout, reducing the risk of a collapse and...

EnergySolutions to decommission Fort Calhoun
Friday, May 03, 2019 by US-based EnergySolutions on 29 April signed a contract with the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) to decommission the Fort Calhoun NPP in Nebraska, which shut down in 2016 after 43...

Uniper and Nukem to dismantle Swedish NPPs
Thursday, May 02, 2019 by A consortium of Germany’s Uniper Anlagenservice and Russia’s German-based Nukem Technologies has been awarded a contract to dismantle four reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) in Sweden –...

Chernobyl New Safe Confinement completed
Monday, April 29, 2019 by The New Safe Confinement (NSC), a multinational project to construct a modern radiation sarcophagus over the destroyed reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, has...

Framework contracts for Dounreay
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Six framework contracts, potentially worth up to £400 million ($518 million) were announced on 24 April by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) for decommissioning services at...

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...

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