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Sellafield signs agreements with Seddon and Jacobs
Friday, July 29, 2022 by UK-based Seddon Construction Ltd has been appointed by Sellafield to deliver the building fit-out requirement, through a fourth framework agreement worth GBP175 million (213m) over...

Westinghouse to assist in decommissioning Norway’s research reactors
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has announced a major engineering contract with Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND) to plan the decommissioning of Norway’s two nuclear...

Decommissioning of Switzerland’s Mühleberg NPP on track
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by The dismantling of Switzerland’s Mühleberg NPP is making good progress, plant operator BKW/FMB has said. BKW/FMB said 102 of the 418 nuclear fuel rods had already been transported to...

Environmental permits for Sizewell C
Thursday, July 07, 2022 by The UK Environment Agency (EA) has begun a 12-week public consultation on three environmental permits for the operation of the proposed GBP20 billion ($23.8bn) Sizewell C nuclear...

Jacobs to support Norway Nuclear Decommissioning
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 by Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering (NND - Norway Nuclear Decommissioning) on 29 June selected a joint venture between Jacobs and Multiconsult Norge to plan the decommissioning of...

SVI to support decommissioning at Hinkley Point A
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 by UK Magnox Ltd, on behalf of the Hinkley Point A NPP, has asked Steve Vick International (SVI) to design and supply an effective method for sealing and decommissioning...

Dismantling of Spain’s José Cabrera NPP almost complete
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by The dismantling of Spain’s José Cabrera NPP (Almonacid de Zorita, Guadalajara) has reached one of its final milestones: demolition of the large building, the old turbine building,...

Framatome to provide decontamination at Bruce Power 3&4
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by France’s Framatome has been awarded a contract to provide full system decontamination at Canada’s Bruce Power units 3&4 as part of their Major Component Replacement (MCR)...

Sogin completes dismantling of Bosco Marengo fuel plant
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by Italy’s Sogin, the public company responsible for decommissioning former NPPs and the management of radioactive waste, has said that dismantling of the former nuclear fabrication plant...

ASN approves continued dismantling of Chooz A NPP
Friday, June 03, 2022 by France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has said it has approved the continuing dismantling of the Chooz A reactor following its periodic review. The Chooz A, operated by EDF, is...

No life extension for Hinkley Point B
Friday, June 03, 2022 by EDF Energy has sent a memo to staff in which it said it would not postpone the closure of the two reactors at the Hinkley Point B in the UK, which are scheduled to be shut down on 8...

US Palisades NPP permanently closes ahead of schedule
Monday, May 23, 2022 by US power company Entergy has said that control room operators at its Palisades NPP “safely removed the nuclear reactor from service for the final time”. The plant was originally...

Rehabilitation of Tajikistan’s uranium tailing dumps to begin
Friday, May 20, 2022 by The Central Design and Technological Institute (JSC TsPTI - part of Rosatom fuel company TVEL) has won the tender for the development of working documentation and performance of work...

UK to close Magnox Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by The UK’s Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will stop reprocessing in July 2022 and enter a new era of clean-up and decommissioning, Sellafield said on 17 May. The plant, which...

Reactor and buildings demolished at US lab site
Friday, May 13, 2022 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)...

US DOE to accelerate removal of used fuel from Savannah River Site
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) said that Environmental Management (EM) Senior Advisor William White has approved a proposal to save decades of work and billions of dollars in...

Holtec Partners with Hyundai on decommissioning projects in South Korea
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 by US-based Holtec International has signed an agreement with South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HDEC) to cooperate in the area of nuclear plant decommissioning.

US NRC approves Kewaunee NPP licence transfer
Monday, April 04, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the operating licence for Kewaunee Power Station from Dominion Nuclear Projects to EnergySolutions.

Joint venture to decommission US nuclear ship NS Savannah
Thursday, March 31, 2022 by Radiation Safety and Control Services (RSCS) and EnergySolutions have announced a partnership to decommission the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship, the NS Savannah.

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