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German agencies to collaborate on repositories

German agencies to collaborate on repositories

Germany's federal radioactive waste company, BGE, has signed an agreement with the country's geoscientific authority, BGR, to cooperate on site selection investigations for a high-level waste repository, as well as on the management of existing waste repositories.

Waste & Recycling 24 August 2018


Germany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout losses

Germany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout losses

The German cabinet has agreed to grant compensation of up to EUR1 billion (USD1.17 billion) to the utilities forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by the Energiewende, or energy transition, that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced in response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan in March 2011. At that time, Germany was obtaining around a quarter of its electricity from 17 nuclear reactors operated by EOn, RWE and Vattenfall.

Nuclear Policies 24 May 2018


Siempelkamp develops primary circuit clean-up process

Siempelkamp develops primary circuit clean-up process

ASDOC_D-MOD - 48A new process for the chemical decontamination of the reactor cooling system and subsystems in nuclear power plants has been developed by Germany's Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH. The procedure - which took four years to develop - has been successfully demonstrated in a German nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 05 March 2018


Unterweser gets decommissioning approval

Unterweser gets decommissioning approval

Unterweser - 48German utility PreussenElektra has announced that the decommissioning and dismantling of the Unterweser nuclear power plant can now start, following approval from the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection. The approval is pursuant to Section 7 (3) of Germany's Atomic Energy Act.

Regulation & Safety 07 February 2018


GNS-led consortium wins German decommissioning contract

GNS-led consortium wins German decommissioning contract

Grohnde_(PreussenElektra)-48PreussenElektra has awarded a major decommissioning contract to ZerKon, a consortium of GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service, Westinghouse Electric Germany and Westinghouse Electric Sweden. The contract covers the dismantling and packaging of reactor pressure vessel internals in six nuclear power plants that are scheduled for dismantling.

Waste & Recycling 23 January 2018


German reactor permanently shut down

German reactor permanently shut down

Gundremmingen NPP - 48The Gundremmingen B boiling water reactor in southern Germany was disconnected from the grid on 31 December after 33 years of operation. The government had ordered the plant to close by the end of last year as part of the country's energy transition.

Corporate 02 January 2018


'Anti-nuclear' Germany is Europe's biggest GHG emitter

'Anti-nuclear' Germany is Europe's biggest GHG emitter

Germany's Energiewende policy has made things worse for the climate by shutting down carbon-free nuclear capacity and locking in the dependency on coal burning for decades, despite hundreds of billions in investments and subsidy-schemes. This is the conclusion of the European Climate Leadership Report 2017, Measuring the Metrics that Matter published last week in Bonn, Germany, at Conference of the Parties 23 by the NGO Energy for Humanity.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2017


IAEA commends commitments of member states

IAEA commends commitments of member states

Jeep II reactor - 48Recent International Atomic Energy Agency missions have found commitment to safety by France's nuclear safety regulator and the operator of a Norwegian research reactor. The agency, which last week concluded a nuclear security advisory mission to Germany, also said Poland is committed to the safe management of radioactive waste.

Regulation & Safety 13 October 2017


Areva-EWN to dismantle Brunsbüttel internals

Areva-EWN to dismantle Brunsbüttel internals

Brunsbuttel NPP - 48Vattenfall has awarded a contract to dismantle and package the reactor pressure vessel internals of the Brunsbüttel nuclear power plant in Germany to the Areva-EWN Consortium. The work should be completed by 2020.

Waste & Recycling 09 June 2017


German high court rules nuclear fuel tax illegal

German high court rules nuclear fuel tax illegal

Germany's tax on nuclear fuel is "unconstitutional and void", the country's highest court has ruled. German utilities may stand to be reimbursed some €6.3 billion ($7.1 billion) they paid between 2011 and 2016 as a result of the Federal Constitutional Court's ruling.

Nuclear Policies 07 June 2017