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Belgian report forecasts increased emissions as NPPs close
21 July, 2021
A recent report by Belgium’s the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB),...
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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...

NEA looks at future funding of decommissioning and radwaste management
Monday, June 21, 2021 by The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on 18 July released a new study, “Ensuring the Adequacy of Funding Arrangements for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management”. The...

UK’s Dungeness B to begin defueling
Thursday, June 10, 2021 by UK-based EDF Energy said on 7 June it had decided to move Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent into the defueling phase with immediate effect. Since September 2018 the station...

NDL consortium wins two decommissioning projects at Dounreay
Thursday, June 03, 2021 by The UK-based Nuclear Decommissioning Ltd (NDL) consortium has won a multi million pound design contract related to the Prototype Fast Reactor Facility (PFR) decommissioning project...

Indian Point transferred to Holtec for decommissioning
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by US Entergy Corporation on 27 May completed the sale of the subsidiaries that own the Indian Point Energy Centre (IPEC) to a Holtec International subsidiary, clearing the way for Holtec...

Used fuel transfer to storage completed at Oyster Creek
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by The last multi-purpose canister containing irradiated fuel from the US Oyster Creek NPP has been placed in dry storage emptying its Reactor Building of all fissile material and setting...

Jacobs to provide asset management solutions to UK NDA
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by US-based Jacobs said on 18 May that it had been selected to provide asset management solutions to the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Under the four-year contract, Jacobs...

Framatome achieves milestone in developing robotic-assisted handling system for decommissioning
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by France’s Framatome on 18 May announced completion of a key milestone in the development of a robotic-assisted handling system to support decommissioning and waste management for...

KHNP submits application for permission to dismantle Kori 1
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP)on 14 May submitted an application to the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) for approval to dismantle unit 1 of the Kori NPP, which...

Decommissioning milestone at UK’s Chapelcross NPP
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by The UK’s Magnox Limited said on 12 May that it had delivered a major decommissioning milestone at its Chapelcross NPP Site with the first active waste package placed into the...

OPG, CNL and SNC-Lavalin to collaborate on decommissioning
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on 13 May that its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and SNC-Lavalin had signed...

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