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Tepco completes survey of Fukushima Daiichi 1 PCV

Regulation and Safety

28 March 2017

Tokyo Electric Power Company has completed a five-day investigation of the primary containment vessel (PCV) of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant using a robot. The results of the survey will help Tepco determine the location of fuel debris within the vessel.

UK limits Cavendish Fluor contract to 2019

Corporate

27 March 2017

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has decided to terminate its contract with Cavendish Fluor Partnership for the management and decommissioning of 12 redundant Magnox sites, including two research sites. In a written ministerial statement to the House of Commons today, Energy Secretary Greg Clark said there is a big difference between the contract with CFP and the work that is required. Clark also announced that the NDA had settled outstanding litigation claims against it by Energy Solutions and Bechtel.

Survey under way of Fukushima Daiichi 1 vessel

Regulation and Safety

20 March 2017

Fukushima Daiichi 1 PCV robot survey - 48A robot has entered into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant and provided Tokyo Electric Power Company with radiation and temperature measurements within it. The company hopes the data, together with video footage, will enable it to locate the molten fuel in the unit.

IAEA helps Tajikistan remediation preparations

Uranium and Fuel

27 March 2017

Degmay_tailings_Tajikistan_(Roberts-IAEA)_48An International Atomic Energy Agency expert team is preparing independent cost estimates to help Tajikistan plan the remediation of uranium legacy sites in the north of the country.

Bechtel, GEH team up on European decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

22 March 2017

USA-based firms Bechtel and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have today announced the formation of an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantling services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden.

Tribunal awards damages for SONGS generators

Corporate

14 March 2017

SONGS_replacement_SG_2009_(MHI)-48An international arbitration panel has ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay the owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant $125 million for defective steam generators supplied to the plant in 2009 and 2010. The International Chamber of Commerce capped the award at the liability limit contained in the contract to supply the components.