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Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

The control room for the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Facility at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State has been commissioned. The facility is one of four major facilities that together will form the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant, which will process and stabilize radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019


Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has signed agreements with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation to cooperate on decommissioning nuclear facilities and radioactive waste management.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019


Contract for early Chernobyl dismantling work signed

Contract for early Chernobyl dismantling work signed

A contract has been signed between SSE Chernobyl NPP and construction company Ukrbudmontazh for the creation of infrastructure for the early dismantling of the Shelter Object. This structure, widely known as the 'sarcophagus', was hastily constructed over the remains of the destroyed reactor of unit 4 in the weeks after the 1986 accident.

Waste & Recycling 05 August 2019


Tohoku submits decommissioning plan for Onagawa 1

Tohoku submits decommissioning plan for Onagawa 1

Tohoku Electric Power Company has applied to Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority for approval of its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture. The company announced in October 2018 its decision to scrap the unit as it said required safety upgrades would be too expensive and time-consuming.

Waste & Recycling 02 August 2019


Tepco declares Fukushima Daini for decommissioning

Tepco declares Fukushima Daini for decommissioning

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company today announced its official decision to decommission the four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. The company said in June 2018 that it was considering decommissioning the plant in conjunction with Fukushima Daiichi in response to local demands for a decision on the fate of the site.

Corporate 31 July 2019


Interview: EBRD nuclear safety director forms long-term view

Interview: EBRD nuclear safety director forms long-term view

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development may consider the commercial financing of nuclear safety and decommissioning projects as it looks beyond its traditional remit of legacy projects supported by donor funds, Balthasar Lindauer, director of the EBRD’s Nuclear Safety Department, said in an interview with World Nuclear News at the bank's London headquarters on 22 July.

Perspectives 07 August 2019


SNC-Lavalin and Holtec JV signs first contract

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec JV signs first contract

Comprehensive Decommissioning International, the joint venture company between SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International, has won its first commercial contract. Under the contract, which it said is worth "hundreds of millions of dollars", CDI will be responsible for decommissioning, demolishing and cleaning up the site of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA.

Corporate 31 July 2019


Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

The keys for the New Safe Confinement shielding unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were symbolically presented to the Ukrainian authorities yesterday, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced.

Waste & Recycling 11 July 2019


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wins Oyster Creek contract

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wins Oyster Creek contract

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a contract by Comprehensive Decommissioning International to decommission reactor internals and the reactor pressure vessel at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA. CDI is a joint venture company of Holtec and SNC-Lavalin.

Corporate 10 July 2019


Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec International has completed its acquisition of the shut-down Oyster Creek nuclear power plant from Exelon. Meanwhile, all nuclear fuel has been removed from the reactor at Entergy's Pilgrim nuclear power plant, which is due to be sold to Holtec later this year for accelerated decommissioning.

Corporate 03 July 2019