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Changing face of Magnox decommissioning

25 November 2014

Bradwell_cladding_(Magnox)_48The UK's shut down Bradwell nuclear power plant is sporting a new look as cladding work progresses in preparation for care and maintenance. Meanwhile, UK construction and engineering group Costain plans to develop novel ways to treat irradiated graphite from decommissioned reactors.

Amec and ANDR join forces for Romanian waste

06 November 2014

Consultancy and engineering company Amec is to work with Romanian nuclear and radioactive waste agency ANDR (Agenţia Nucleară şi pentru Deşeuri Radioactive) to develop a national strategy for nuclear decommissioning and long-term waste storage under a newly signed memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Rokkasho start up delayed to 2016

03 November 2014

Rokkasho (JNFL) 68x48The long-delayed Rokkasho reprocessing plant, due to be completed last month, will now not begin operating until early 2016, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced.

Innovative way to plug tubes at BEPO

10 November 2014

BEPO foam filling 48A novel technique using expanding polyurethane foam has been used to prevent radioactive materials escaping from storage tubes at the British Experimental Pile Zero (BEPO) at Harwell, which is being decommissioned.

Chernobyl projects make progress

04 November 2014

Construction of the central used fuel storage facility has started at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Environmental groups join waste rule challenge

30 October 2014

Further legal challenges have been filed against the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruling on storage of used nuclear fuel. The petitions from environmental groups and tribal representatives follow a challenge over the legality of the rule filed by the states of New York, Vermont and Connecticut.