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UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to partner with National Decommissioning Centre
28 September, 2022
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Belgium shuts down Doel 3
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by Belgium has shut down its first nuclear reactor as part of a planned nuclear power phase-out, despite last minute attempts by some government officials to delay the closure in the face...

Demolition preparations progress at Alpha-4 enrichment facility
Friday, September 23, 2022 by US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) crews are taking the first steps to bring the massive Alpha-4 facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) to...

Demolition of US Bulk Shielding Reactor complex begins
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 by Demolition has begun on the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Bulk Shielding Reactor Complex (BSRC). US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) crews...

Future of Belgium’s Doel 3 still unclear
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 by Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) may consider postponing the closure of Doel NPP unit 3, according to Belgian press reports. On 14 September, it was reported that...

USACE contracts Westinghouse to decommission Alaskan reactor
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has awarded a $103 million contract to Westinghouse Government Services of South Carolina for the decommissioning,...

UK’s Hinkley Point B closes after 46 years
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by After more than 46 years of electricity generation in Somerset, the UK’s Hinkley Point B NPP closed on 1 August when the Hinkley Point B 1 reactor was permanently shut down. The...

Slovakia’s Bohunice reactors fully dismantled
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Two Soviet-era reactors at the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in the Slovak Republic have been fully dismantled and the components decontaminated for safe storage or recycling,...

Sellafield signs agreements with Seddon and Jacobs
Friday, July 29, 2022 by UK-based Seddon Construction Ltd has been appointed by Sellafield to deliver the building fit-out requirement, through a fourth framework agreement worth GBP175 million (213m) over...

Westinghouse to assist in decommissioning Norway’s research reactors
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has announced a major engineering contract with Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND) to plan the decommissioning of Norway’s two nuclear...

Decommissioning of Switzerland’s Mühleberg NPP on track
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by The dismantling of Switzerland’s Mühleberg NPP is making good progress, plant operator BKW/FMB has said. BKW/FMB said 102 of the 418 nuclear fuel rods had already been transported to...

Environmental permits for Sizewell C
Thursday, July 07, 2022 by The UK Environment Agency (EA) has begun a 12-week public consultation on three environmental permits for the operation of the proposed GBP20 billion ($23.8bn) Sizewell C nuclear...

Jacobs to support Norway Nuclear Decommissioning
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 by Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering (NND - Norway Nuclear Decommissioning) on 29 June selected a joint venture between Jacobs and Multiconsult Norge to plan the decommissioning of...

SVI to support decommissioning at Hinkley Point A
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 by UK Magnox Ltd, on behalf of the Hinkley Point A NPP, has asked Steve Vick International (SVI) to design and supply an effective method for sealing and decommissioning...

Dismantling of Spain’s José Cabrera NPP almost complete
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by The dismantling of Spain’s José Cabrera NPP (Almonacid de Zorita, Guadalajara) has reached one of its final milestones: demolition of the large building, the old turbine building,...

Framatome to provide decontamination at Bruce Power 3&4
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by France’s Framatome has been awarded a contract to provide full system decontamination at Canada’s Bruce Power units 3&4 as part of their Major Component Replacement (MCR)...

Sogin completes dismantling of Bosco Marengo fuel plant
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by Italy’s Sogin, the public company responsible for decommissioning former NPPs and the management of radioactive waste, has said that dismantling of the former nuclear fabrication plant...

ASN approves continued dismantling of Chooz A NPP
Friday, June 03, 2022 by France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has said it has approved the continuing dismantling of the Chooz A reactor following its periodic review. The Chooz A, operated by EDF, is...

No life extension for Hinkley Point B
Friday, June 03, 2022 by EDF Energy has sent a memo to staff in which it said it would not postpone the closure of the two reactors at the Hinkley Point B in the UK, which are scheduled to be shut down on 8...

US Palisades NPP permanently closes ahead of schedule
Monday, May 23, 2022 by US power company Entergy has said that control room operators at its Palisades NPP “safely removed the nuclear reactor from service for the final time”. The plant was originally...

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