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Dismantling work to start at Hamaoka units

Waste and Recycling

03 February 2016

Hamaoka plant - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has given the go-ahead to Chubu Electric Power Company to start removing "peripheral" equipment from units 1 and 2 of its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka prefecture. Both units were permanently shut down in January 2009.

Commissioning of interim storage facility starts at Ignalina

Waste and Recycling

22 January 2016

Ignalina used fuel transfer machine - 48Cold testing - one of the first stages of the commissioning process - has started at the new Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility for units 1 and 2 of the shut-down Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania. In a separate statement, the state enterprise responsible for decommissioning the plant said over 30,000 tonnes of nuclear-related equipment had been dismantled since the process started in 2010.

Fuel removal machine for Fukushima Daiichi 3

Waste and Recycling

18 January 2016

Toshiba fuel removal system for FD3 - 48A remotely operated system will be supplied by Toshiba for the removal of the remaining debris and fuel assemblies from the used fuel pool of the damaged unit 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Meanwhile, Nukem Technologies will conduct feasibility studies on the development of further technologies for the plant's decommissioning.

Sellafield Ltd unveils socioeconomic investment plan

Corporate

28 January 2016

The UK's Sellafield Ltd has arranged GBP500 million ($715 million) of socioeconomic investment via a Decommissioning Delivery Partnership framework. The package includes jobs, apprenticeships and work for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Sellafield Ltd strives to stay within budget in 'crucial' year ahead

Corporate

22 January 2016

Cameron meets Sellafield apprentices - 48The UK's Sellafield Ltd plans to make efficiency savings to be able to work within its £2 billion ($2.85 billion) budget for the next financial year as the site "enters the most crucial period in its modern history". The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority secured the sum for Sellafield Ltd as part of the government's Spending Review, announced in November last year.

Research focuses on submersible robots

Corporate

14 January 2016

Amphibious robots that can measure radiation levels underwater are to be developed through a joint project involving British and Japanese researchers. Such machines could help in clean-up and decommissioning activities at nuclear power facilities.