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US DOE prepares for radwaste vitrification at Hanford
Monday, August 23, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced that tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) had...

Vattenfall signs agreement with Westinghouse for decommissioning work at Ringhals NPP
Thursday, August 19, 2021 by Vattenfall has signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB for dismantling of reactor tanks and their internal parts as well as fuel racks at units 1&2 of the Ringhals NPP...

Russia’s NITI to decommission specialist nuclear test stand
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Russia’s AP Aleksandrov Scientific Research Technological Institute (NITI) will decommission the nuclear reactor used for testing at its site in Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Region by...

All fuel removed from Leningrad unit 1 prior to decommissioning
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Russia’s Leningrad NPP announced on 10 August that the last fuel assembly had been removed from the unit 1 reactor that was closed in December 2018. “Fuel assemblies (FAs) from all...

Demolition of Three Mile Island cooling towers postponed
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by TMI-2 Solutions, is a subsidiary of EnergySolutions, which is responsible for decommissioning the unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island NPP is delaying demolition of the reactor’s...

Jacobs to lead key decommissioning projects at Dounreay
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by US-based Jacobs said on 4 August that it had been selected to lead two decommissioning projects at the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland, U.K., which Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd...

Exelon submits decommissioning plans for Byron and Dresden NPPs
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by Exelon Generation, owner and operator of the US Byron and Dresden NPPs, said on 28 July that it will file Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Reports (PSDARs) with the...

Taipower applies to close down Maanshan NPP
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) announced on 26 July that Power Company (Taipower) had submitted an application to shut down the two-unit Maanshan nuclear power plant in line...

Bakerhicks win first stage of NNL nuclear ‘game changer’ challenge
Monday, July 26, 2021 by UK-based design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks said on 20 July it had won the Feasibility Study stage of the ‘Detection of organics in pipes and vessels’...

Belgian report forecasts increased emissions as NPPs close
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by A recent report by Belgium’s the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB), entitled “Economische Vooruitzichten (Economic Outlook) 2021-2026, said Belgium’s planned nuclear phase-out would result...

Remediation completed at former New Haven nuclear facility in USA
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by The US Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), along with partners at the federal, municipal, and community levels, and the private sector, on 9...

US to begin decommissioning of mothballed SM-1A reactor in Alaska
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is set to begin decommissioning the SM-1A mothballed nuclear power reactor at Fort Greely, in Alaska, beginning next year, a project that...

Taiwan permanently closes Kuosheng 1
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Unit 1 at Taiwan's Kuosheng nuclear power plant was shut down and entered its decommissioning stage on 1 July after producing power for 40 years, state-run utility Taiwan Power...

Studsvik signs strategic agreements to dismantle German NPPs
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by Sweden’s Studsvik said on 29 June it had been working in dismantling for about 20 years in Germany and nearby countries and that newly signed agreements created the foundation...

North Wind contracted for US naval laboratory clean-up
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management on 28 June awarded a new contract to North Wind Site Services for clean-up services at the DOE/National...

Rosatom’s Angarsk facility wins contract for decommissioning projects
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Russia’s Angarsk ElectroChemical Combine (AECC – part of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL) on 22 June signed a RUB1 billion ($13.7m) state contract for the preparation for decommissioning...

UK revises arrangements for AGR decommissioning
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by The UK government said on 23 June that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) and EDF Energy had agreed...

IAEA Mission commends JAEA decommissioning and waste management programme
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded that the 70-year decommissioning programme of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), including long...

Ignalina NPP publishes decommissioning safety analysis report
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by As part of the licensing process for the decommissioning of Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP), a safety analysis report has been prepared and was published on 15 June for public...

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