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Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress in 2020
15 January, 2021
In 2020, 4212 tons of equipment and 3579 tons of concrete waste...
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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...

US NRC transfers licence for TMI 2 to EnergySolutions for decommissioning
Monday, December 07, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the licence for the Three Mile Island Generating Station (TMI) unit 2, from FirstEnergy Companies to TMI-2 Solutions.

UK Public Accounts Committee criticises NDA
Monday, November 30, 2020 by The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 27 November published a report on “The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract”.

US DOE proceeds with clean-up of Energy Technology Engineering Centre
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) said that workers had completed one of the priority tasks for 2020 of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) priorities with the demolition of...

Sellafield Ltd signs 2-year contract extension with Atos
Thursday, October 29, 2020 by UK-based Sellafield Ltd has signed a two-year contract extension with Atos, a global leader in digital transformation.

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.

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