Related Topic: Decommissioning

Entergy agrees to sell Indian Point

Entergy agrees to sell Indian Point

Entergy Corp has agreed to sell the Indian Point Energy Center to a subsidiary of Holtec International following the shut-down of the final reactor at the site, which is planned for 2021. Holtec-SNC Lavalin joint venture Comprehensive Decommissioning Inc will decommission the plant on an accelerated timescale.

Corporate 17 April 2019


Fuel removal starts at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Fuel removal starts at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visited the Fukushima Daiichi site today as the process to remove used fuel from unit 3 officially began. It has taken several years for Tepco to remove debris from the reactor building service floor and prepare for this work to reduce the hazard at the accident site.

Waste & Recycling 15 April 2019


Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Orano TN's NUHOMS dry storage systems will be allowed to store used nuclear fuel with significantly shorter cooling times and higher decay heat under licensing amendments approved by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 10 April 2019


SAFSTOR chosen for Three Mile Island decommissioning

SAFSTOR chosen for Three Mile Island decommissioning

Exelon Generation has filed its detailed plan for decommissioning unit 1 at Three Mile Island in Pennsyvlania, but says the plant will remain in operation if the state enacts a policy solution to preserve nuclear capacity.

Waste & Recycling 08 April 2019


New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

Cavendish Nuclear has completed the handover of the Silos Maintenance Facility at the UK's Sellafield site. The plant will support the retrieval of waste from the site's legacy silos.

Waste & Recycling 21 March 2019


Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste has awarded a further three-year extension to the Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit Consultant contract to the Empresarios Agrupados/Nuvia Consortium. The contract will now run through to 2022.

Waste & Recycling 20 March 2019


Sellafield silo has waste retrieval equipment installed

Sellafield silo has waste retrieval equipment installed

Installation has been completed of the equipment needed to remove material from the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo at the Sellafield site in the UK. Demonstration removal of waste is scheduled for later this year, with larger scale removal operations set to start in 2020.

Waste & Recycling 08 March 2019


Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Installation of a final cover has marked the end of physical work associated with the demolition of a former vitrification plant at the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's West Valley Demonstration Project, the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant to have operated in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 March 2019


Viewpoint: The benefits of sustainable decommissioning

Viewpoint: The benefits of sustainable decommissioning

With the anticipated increase in decommissioning-related activities over the coming decades, significant challenges lie ahead. By viewing nuclear back-end management through a sustainability lens, a set of principles that offer tremendous benefits for a wide range of stakeholders emerges, writes Kristina Gillin, a principal consultant in nuclear waste and decommissioning at Lloyd's Register. 

Perspectives 08 March 2019


Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

The Canadian nuclear regulator has scheduled a public hearing in early October to consider an application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to renew its decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories site for a further ten years.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2019