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Ignalina NPP to take waste from Lithuania’s decommissioned Maishyagala waste storage facility
19 April, 2021
Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has received a permit...
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Contract awarded to decommission US nuclear-powered merchant ship
Thursday, April 08, 2021 by The US Department of Transportation, through the Maritime Administration (MARAD) on 1 April awarded Nuclear Ship Support Services a $54.4 million contract for the Decommissioning...

BWXT wins contract extension for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant clean up
Thursday, April 08, 2021 by US-based BWX Technologies on 6 April announced a contract extension from the Department of Energy (DOE), valued at up to $690 million including options, for environmental management...

IAEA designates Slovakia’s’ JAVYS as a Collaborating Centre
Monday, March 29, 2021 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has designated the Slovak Nuclear and Decommissioning Company (JAVYS) as a Collaborating Centre to support IAEA member states on...

Spain announces plans for dismantling Garona NPP
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Spain’s government on 16 March announced its plan for dismantling the Santa María de Garoña NPP (Burgos). The announcement by the Subdirectorate General for Nuclear Energy was...

Final report on UK NDA’s handling of Magnox tender calls for change in culture
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by The final report of the independent inquiry into the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA’s) award of the Magnox decommissioning contract, subsequent litigation and...

Russia’s ADE-2 industrial uranium-graphite reactor to become museum
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by Russia’s ADE-2 industrial uranium-graphite reactor at the Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in Zheleznogorsk, is to become become a nuclear industry museum, joining the world's...

Unfinished Shcholkino nuclear power plant to be demolished in Crimea
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by The buildings of the Shcholkino NPP in the Crimea, which was mothballed in the 80s is to be dismantled, according to an order was published on 5 February on the website of the...

Finland to proceed with research reactor decommissioning following return of fuel to USA
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by On 10 February 2021, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) submitted a letter to Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment amending its 2017 application...

Lithuania approved Ignalina decommissioning plan
Monday, February 08, 2021 by The Lithuanian government on 3 February approved a programme for the development of decommissioning of nuclear power facilities and radioactive waste management for 2021–2030, which...

Russia’s Mayak proceeds with decommissioning, remediation and modernisation
Thursday, February 04, 2021 by Russia’s Mayak Production Association (part of Rosatom) in Ozersk (Chelyabinsk region) announced that it is to build a new vitrification complex for high-level waste (HLW) generated...

UK and Japan to collaborate on new technologies for decommissioning and fusion
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by The UK and Japan have signed a £12 million ($16.3m) research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production.

WM2021 goes virtual
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by The 47th annual conference presented by Waste Management Symposia (WMS), will be a fully virtual experience. Taking place March 8 – 12, WM2021 provides an opportunity to celebrate...

UniTech awarded agreement for waste management at DOE sites
Monday, January 18, 2021 by US-based UniTech Services Group announced that it had been awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) in December.

US DOE achieves most of its 2020 environmental clean-up priorities
Monday, January 18, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has accomplished the vast majority of its Calendar Year 2020 priorities, reaching major historic milestones...

Design contract secured for Dounreay Waste Repackaging Facility
Monday, January 18, 2021 by The Decommissioning Services Framework (DDF) Alliance has been awarded a contract for the design of a new waste repackaging facility at the UK Dounreay nuclear site

Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress in 2020
Friday, January 15, 2021 by In 2020, 4212 tons of equipment and 3579 tons of concrete waste were dismantled at the Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) in Lithuania, and more than 7400 tons of radioactive waste...

Russian robot helps to dismantle graphite reactors
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Russia’s Special Design and Technological Bureau of Applied Robotics (SKTB PR) at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Technopolis Moscow has developed a mobile robotic complex for...

Westinghouse contracted to dismantle Sweden’s Ågesta
Monday, December 21, 2020 by Westinghouse Electric Company said on 17 December that it had signed a contract with Swedish utility Vattenfall to segment the nuclear reactor at its Ågesta Nuclear Plant near Stockholm.

Orano and KHNP to co-operate on dismantling nuclear facilities
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by France’s Orano and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed a cooperation agreement aiming to enhance the performance of the dismantling projects for nuclear...

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