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CNL to assist in decommissioning Germany’s Lingen reactor
17 January, 2020
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has been selected as a subcontractor...
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Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, which is decommissioning its two RBMK reactors, in 2019 dismantled 5483 tons (almost 5000 tonnes) of equipment and associated structures INPP said on...

Enresa dismantles dome of Spain’s José Cabrera
Monday, January 06, 2020 by Spain’s national radioactive waste company Enresa has completed the dismantling of the dome of the containment building at the José Cabrera nuclear plant, in Almonacid de...

Germany shuts down Philippsburg 2
Monday, January 06, 2020 by The 1402MWe Philippsburg 2 pressurised water reactor unit in Germany was shut down permanently on 31 December 2019, leaving just six commercial nuclear plants still operating in Germany.

Fukushima decommissioning plans revised
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Japan on December 27 revised the road map for decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, further delaying removal of thousands of used fuel assemblies that...

Switzerland’s Muehleberg NPP closed down
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Switzerland’s Muehleberg NPP was closed down on 20 December 47 years, marking the start of its nuclear phase out programme.

US DOE awards clean-up contracts for Hanford site
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new Hanford environmental cleanup contract worth up to $10 billion over ten years. The winning bidder for the new Hanford Central...

Approval for dismantling Barsebäck 1&2
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has approved the safety analysis report (SAR) for dismantling and demolition of units 1 and 2 at the Barsebäck nuclear plant marking...

Sweden approves demolition of iconic Agesta reactor
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM – Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said on 9 December that it had approved the safety report for dismantling and demolition of Ågestaverket,...

Barrnon and Wood progress in UK NDA innovation competition
Monday, December 02, 2019 by Two consortia, led by Barrnon and Wood, have reached the next round of an innovation competition that could help decommission radioactive facilities at Sellafield, the UK...

More progress in Andreeva Bay clean-up
Thursday, November 28, 2019 by Used fuel assemblies, which had been lying for decades at the bottom of Building 5, an ageing used fuel store at Russia’s Andreeva Bay in the Arctic northwest, have been removed and secured.

Legal wrangling delays Chernobyl Shelter dismantling
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The dismantling of the old sarcophagus (Shelter) at the Chernobyl NPP, now covered by the New Safe Confinement, is delayed due to litigation after the State Audit Service of...

Recognition for Sellafield's SMF project
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Silo Maintenance Facility (SMF) at Sellafield in Cumbria has been named the Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year by the Association for Project...

Physical work completed for decommissioning of US La Crosse NPP
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 November that it has completed the physical work at the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) Decommissioning Project. This...

Swiss utilities oppose revision of decommissioning fund yields
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Switzerland’s Federal Council on 6 November adopted the third revision of the Decommissioning and Disposal Fund Ordinance (SEFV), which reduces the real yield of the two funds from...

Enresa begins dismantling dome at Zorita
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 by Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa has started work to dismantle the dome of the containment building of the José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear plant in Almonacid...

Orano wins contracts for German dismantling
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by French company Orano, together with German partner EWN has been awarded two contracts by German utility RWE to carry out strategic dismantling operations at the Mülheim-Kärlich and...

EnergySolutions takes on Three Mile Island decommissioning
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by US utility FirstEnergy and EnergySolutions on 15 October signed an agreement whereby all licences and assets of unit 2 of the Three Mile Island NPP in Pennsylvania will be transferred...

Progress in defuelling Dounreay Fast Reactor
Monday, October 14, 2019 by Half of the last remaining radioactive fuel elements jammed for decades inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) in northern Scotland have now been removed, Dounreay Site Restoration...

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...

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