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KHNP and CNL sign MOU on used fuel and decommissioning
19 October, 2021
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories...
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DOE completes demolition of buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Centre
Friday, October 08, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has completed demolition of the final DOE-owned buildings at the Energy Technology Engineering Centre (ETEC) northwest of Los Angeles.

IAEA designates collaborating centre in France for graphite reactor decommissioning
Monday, October 04, 2021 by The International Atomic Energy Agency and EDF's Decommissioning and Waste Management Directorate have agreed to work together to help countries to strengthen technology and...

US NRC delays release of La Crosse and Zion sites for unrestricted use
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has extended its orders transferring the licences for the La Crosse and Zion nuclear power plants from EnergySolutions back to the plant...

Oak Ridge former enrichment site ready for reuse
Monday, September 13, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s Office (DOE’s) of Environmental Management (EM) has said that the for Oak Ridge centrifuge complex site is ready for reuse.

Fortum and Uniper to co-operate in nuclear decommissioning
Thursday, September 09, 2021 by Power company Fortum is entering into close co-operation with its strategic subsidiary Uniper to offer nuclear decommissioning and dismantling services for nuclear companies.

IAEA Review of Japan's Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 27 August completed a two-month review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear...

Holtec reports decommissioning progress at US NPPs
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by US-based Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI), a subsidiary of Holtec International, on 24 August reported decommissioning progress at the Oyster Creek NPP in New Jersey and...

Russia’s Triniti uses mobile laser complex for metal dismantling
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research (Triniti - part of Rosatom’s scientific division) and LLC Demolition jointly dismantled the metal frames of...

US DOE prepares for radwaste vitrification at Hanford
Monday, August 23, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced that tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) had...

Vattenfall signs agreement with Westinghouse for decommissioning work at Ringhals NPP
Thursday, August 19, 2021 by Vattenfall has signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB for dismantling of reactor tanks and their internal parts as well as fuel racks at units 1&2 of the Ringhals NPP...

Russia’s NITI to decommission specialist nuclear test stand
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Russia’s AP Aleksandrov Scientific Research Technological Institute (NITI) will decommission the nuclear reactor used for testing at its site in Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Region by...

All fuel removed from Leningrad unit 1 prior to decommissioning
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Russia’s Leningrad NPP announced on 10 August that the last fuel assembly had been removed from the unit 1 reactor that was closed in December 2018. “Fuel assemblies (FAs) from all...

Demolition of Three Mile Island cooling towers postponed
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by TMI-2 Solutions, is a subsidiary of EnergySolutions, which is responsible for decommissioning the unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island NPP is delaying demolition of the reactor’s...

Jacobs to lead key decommissioning projects at Dounreay
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by US-based Jacobs said on 4 August that it had been selected to lead two decommissioning projects at the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland, U.K., which Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd...

Exelon submits decommissioning plans for Byron and Dresden NPPs
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by Exelon Generation, owner and operator of the US Byron and Dresden NPPs, said on 28 July that it will file Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Reports (PSDARs) with the...

Taipower applies to close down Maanshan NPP
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) announced on 26 July that Power Company (Taipower) had submitted an application to shut down the two-unit Maanshan nuclear power plant in line...

Bakerhicks win first stage of NNL nuclear ‘game changer’ challenge
Monday, July 26, 2021 by UK-based design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks said on 20 July it had won the Feasibility Study stage of the ‘Detection of organics in pipes and vessels’...

Belgian report forecasts increased emissions as NPPs close
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by A recent report by Belgium’s the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB), entitled “Economische Vooruitzichten (Economic Outlook) 2021-2026, said Belgium’s planned nuclear phase-out would result...

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...

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