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Belgium approves nuclear phase-out strategy
04 April, 2018
The Belgian government on 30 March approved a new energy strategy to...
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Robots used to investigate pipes at US DOE clean-up sites
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 A pair of autonomous robots developed by Carnegie Mellon University's  (CMU’s) Robotics Institute in the USA will be used to investigate pipes at the US Department of Energy's...

US looks to decommission Alaskan military reactor
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun decommissioning Alaska’s only nuclear power plant, SM-1A, which is located at Fort Greely.

Decommissioning progress at Sweden’s Barsebäck
Monday, March 19, 2018 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company (recently taken over by Canada’s Brookfield) has completed dismantling the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) internals of Barsebäck 2, a 600MWe...

US research reactor seeks funds for decommissioning
Friday, March 16, 2018 Work to decommission a nuclear reactor test site owned by the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville will stop the end of this month because of a lack of funding, the...

Siempelkamp develops new chemical decontamination process
Monday, March 12, 2018 Germany’s Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH has developed an innovative procedure for the chemical decontamination of the reactor cooling system and subsystems in nuclear...

Used fuel removal delayed Fugen 
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 The removal of used nuclear fuel from the site of the Fugen prototype advanced converter reactor in central Japan will be postponed by nine years to fiscal 2026 as a reprocessing...

UK Public Accounts Committee criticises Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Thursday, March 01, 2018 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) "dramatically under-estimated" the scale and cost of decommissioning the Magnox sites, which ultimately led to the early termination of...

GNS-Westinghouse consortium wins German decommissioning contract
Thursday, January 25, 2018 German utility PreussenElektra, a subsidiary of E.ON, said on 23 January that it had signed a decommissioning contract with the ZerKon consortium to dismantle and package of the...

Chernobyl confinement nears completion
Monday, December 04, 2017 Installation of the critical cranes, ventilation and control systems for the New Safe Confinement (NSC) at Chernobyl is almost finished and the structure looks set to be handed over...

Wood wins Dounreay framework
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Wood, which recently acquired Amec Foster Wheeler, has won a two-year framework agreement to provide industrial services for the Dounreay nuclear site in Thurso, Scotland.

Russia opts for immediate dismantling
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Russia nuclear utility Rosenergoatom has decided that moving from the "deferred" to "immediate" dismantling approach for its reactors undergoing decommissioned would bring a 20%...

Ciao to Garigliano chimney
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) on 14 November completed a €10m ($11.8m) project to dismantle the 95-metre-high central chimney at the shutdown Garigliano...

Sellafield brings down chimney
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Sellafield has started demolishing the 61 metre-high chimney on top of the site’s 60-year old First Generation Reprocessing Plant, after four years of preparatory work.

Nuvia to dismantle Dragon
Friday, November 10, 2017 UK nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor Nuvia has won a contract from Magnox in support of the Dragon Reactor Decommissioning Project at Winfrith in Dorset.

Areva and Wood Group win waste contract from CEA
Monday, October 30, 2017 Areva Projets SAS and the Wood Group have won a contract from France's Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission to recover and encapsulate low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste...

Areva consortium wins German dismantling contract
Friday, October 20, 2017 German utility EnBW has selected the Areva Decommissioning and Services GmbH-EWN consortium to dismantle, segment and package the reactor pressure vessel internals from Philippsburg 2...

Westinghouse signs decommissioning contract for Slovakia’s Bohunice
Monday, October 02, 2017 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 27 September signed a contract with Slovakia’s decommissioning company Jadrová a vyraďovacia spoločnosť (Javys) for the dismantling of...

Demolition of US vitrification facility begins
Friday, September 29, 2017 The start of demolition of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) vitrification facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) was marked by a ceremony on 21 September...

Strategic master plan formalized for Central Asia clean-up
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and partners including the European Commission (EC) and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a...

Dounreay starts fuel removal from DFR
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Work has started to retrieve the last remaining fuel elements that have been stuck inside the iconic Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) in Caithness for decades.

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