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Sellafield Ltd signs 2-year contract extension with Atos
29 October, 2020
UK-based Sellafield Ltd has signed a two-year contract extension with Atos,...
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Altrad secures UK decommissioning contract
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Industrial service provider Altrad has been awarded a four-year contract by Magnox Limited for the provision of support services across six sites undergoing decommissioning in the...

Sogin continues with dismantling Latina nuclear plant
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Italy’s Sogin has completed the demolition of the screens of the steam generators of the reactor building at the closed Latina nuclear power plant.

Dismantling of Russia’s old Voronezh nuclear heating plant proves difficult
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by The dome of the unfinished Voronezh nuclear heating plant (VAST), having withstood several demolition explosions, began to be dismantled using a gas cutting on 3 October. Three...

Japan’s NRA approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on 7 October that Shikoku Electric Power Company's decommissioning plan for unit 2 of its Ikata NPP in Ehime prefecture had been approved.

Chernobyl nuclear plant to test South Korean decommissioning technologies
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 by Chernobyl nuclear power plant is to become a testing ground for South Korean experimental technologies after the Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the...

Duke Energy completes transaction enabling start of D&D at Crystal River
Monday, October 05, 2020 by Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy on 1 October completed a transaction to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida...

Switzerland’s Mühleberg enters formal decommissioning
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by BKW, the owner-operator of Switzerland’s Mühleberg nuclear plant, said that it is making headway with dismantling, the plant, which was finally shut down in December 2019, despite...

New contract for Hanford cleanup to start in October
Monday, September 21, 2020 by US company Amentum announced that the US DOE had provided the Amentum-led joint venture with Fluor and Atkins, Central Plateau Cleanup Company, the Notice to Proceed to start...

First container of damaged used fuel sent to storage at Ignalina
Friday, September 18, 2020 by The first container holding damaged nuclear fuel has been placed in the interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility (ISFSF) at Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) in Lithuania.

Nuvia wins contract to work on deep shaft and Silo at Dounreay
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by The UK’s Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), said that it had awarded a £7.5 million ($9.7m) contract for “advanced...

Work to begin to remove damaged fuel from Ignalina
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by The last assemblies of undamaged used nuclear fuel have been removed from the first unit of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) and transferred to the intermediate storage, INPP...

New IAEA Technical Cooperation Project with Chernobyl NPP
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by A new technical cooperation project between the Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been launched.

More progress in cleaning up the Russian Arctic
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Russia’s Lepse floating technical base (PTB) in the Murmansk Region will be sealed and transferred for long-term storage to the village of Sayda Guba, where a long-term ground...

Sogin begins dismantling Latina NPP
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), which is responsible nuclear decommissioning, said on 4 August that it had started demolishing the screens of the steam...

UK seeks innovative methods for waste segregation
Thursday, July 30, 2020 by The UK on 27 July launched a GBP3.9 million ($5m) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites

Spain’s GDES wins its first decommissioning contract in Sweden
Monday, July 27, 2020 by Spain’s GDES said on 24 July that it had been awarded a contract to provide qualified manpower for the dismantling service at Sweden’s Barsebäck and Oskarshamn nuclear power plants....

Russia to set up engineering centre for RBMK decommissioning
Friday, July 24, 2020 by Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom announced an engineering centre for the decommissioning of RBMK units (ODIC RBMK) had been set up at the Leningrad nuclear power plant.

Fuel removal from Russia’s Lepse nearing completion
Friday, July 24, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 22 July that it was completing unloading used nuclear fuel from floating base Lepse.

US DOE selects Amentum for D&D services
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Amentum, a contractor to US federal and allied governments, announced on 22 July that the Department of Energy (DOE) had selected D2R Services, an Amentum-led joint venture, for...

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