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French joint venture contracted to support dismantling of Ignalina NPP
27 January, 2023
Graphitech, a joint venture established in 2020 by French companies EDF...
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Russia postpones dismantling of unfinished Crimean NPP
Friday, January 27, 2023 by Crimea’s Ministry of Construction & Architecture has postponed dismantling of an unfinished NPP in the city of Shchelkino until the end of 2023. It was previously scheduled to...

Canada’s Whiteshell reactor decommissioning enters final regulatory review
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has accepted the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed in-situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor 1 (WR-1).

Russia dismantles two uranium graphite reactors
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Russia’s Experimental-Demonstration Centre for Decommissioning Uranium-Graphite Nuclear Reactors (UDC UGR, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has completed the dismantling...

IAEA reports on Indonesia’s decommissioning and radwaste management
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has delivered to the Indonesian National Research Innovation Agency (BRIN) the final report of a peer review of its programme...

Holtec uses new technology for dismantling work at Indian Point NPP
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 by US-based Holtec International says it is using a new device, HI-CUT, to improve the efficiency of dismantling the reactor at unit 3 of the Indian Point NPP in Buchanan, New York...

Rosatom develops new technology for decontamination of NPP equipment using ozone
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 by A technology unique to the Russian nuclear industry has been developed by order of Rosatom’s fuel company Tvel at the Troitsk Institute for Innovation & Fusion Research (Triniti) as...

Westinghouse and EDF contracted to help dismantle Ignalina NPP reactor cores
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) has signed two contracts for the provision of services for the design of reactor dismantling technologies with two major international consortia. The...

Nuvia to support decommissioning of Sweden’s Ringhals 2
Friday, December 23, 2022 by UK-based Nuvia said its subsidiary, Nuvia Nordic, had been selected by Vattenfall to contribute to dismantling unit 2 of the Ringhals NPP in Sweden, where it has been involved in most...

Japanese district court rejects injunction to close Mihama 3
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by ​​​​​​​Japan’s Osaka District Court has rejected an injunction against continued operation of unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Co’s Mihama NPP in Fukui Prefecture. The 46-year-old...

Dismantling continues at US Vermont Yankee NPP
Friday, December 16, 2022 by Accelerated decommissioning of the boiling water reactor (BWR) at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is continuing, with dismantling and packaging of the reactor pressure vessel...

KHNP and Candu Energy to cooperate in decommissioning
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy for cooperation in areas such as...

IAEA reviews waste management in Germany
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team said...

Commissioning of used fuel drying station completed at Finnish encapsulation plant
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by The drying station for used nuclear fuel became the first commissioning process in the equipment installation subproject to be completed with regulatory approval at the...

IAEA task force reviews Japan’s plans for discharge of Fukushima water
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force – set up last year to review the safety of the implementation of Japan’s Basic Policy to handle the treated water stored at...

Belgian court permits decommissioning of Doel NPP unit 3
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by Unit 3 of Belgium’s Doel NPP was shut down earlier this year in accordance with the 2003 Belgian law on nuclear phase-out, and work to prepare the reactor for dismantling has now...

Orano and TEPCO strengthen co-operation on fuel debris removal at Fukushima
Friday, November 11, 2022 by Orano has signed an engineering support contract with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and its Fukushima Decontamination and Decommissioning Engineering Company subsidiary for...

Russia’s Kursk unit 2 to be permanently closed in 2024
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 by The RBMK-1000 reactor at unit 2 of the Kursk NPP will be permanently shut down in 2024, plant director Alexander Uvakin has announced. “Last year, as planned, unit 1 was closed and...

Clean-up project proceeds at Idaho National Laboratory site
Thursday, October 27, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has said that work has begun at EM’s Idaho Clean-up Project (ICP), with the aim of achieving an end state for...

Another closed reactor “cocooned” at US Hanford site
Thursday, October 27, 2022 by Workers from the Central Plateau Clean-up Company (CPC Co), contracted by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Office, have constructed a protective...

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