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Detectors confirm most fuel remains in unit 2 vessel

Regulation and Safety

29 July 2016

Most of the fuel that melted in unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan remains within the reactor pressure vessel, an examination using a muon detection system indicates.

Inauguration of GeoMelt system at Sellafield

Waste and Recycling

25 July 2016

Cold and active commissioning has been completed of the full-scale demonstration GeoMelt In-Container Vitrification plant at the UK's Sellafield site. The first commercial vitrification of radioactive waste was performed last week.

UK's nuclear clean-up cost estimate dips to $154 billion

Waste and Recycling

15 July 2016

The cost of cleaning up the UK's historic nuclear sites has decreased slightly from last year's estimate, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority said in its Nuclear Provision corporate report, which it published on 13 July. Nuclear Provision is the best estimate of how much it will cost to clean up 17 of the country's earliest nuclear sites over a program lasting around 120 years.

Decommissioning milestone at German reactor

Waste and Recycling

28 July 2016

Obrigheim RPV lid section - 48Dismantling of the reactor pressure vessel of the Obrigheim nuclear power plant in Germany has been completed, plant owner EnBW announced yesterday. The plant shut down in 2005 after 36 years of operation and has been in the process of demolition since 2008.

EDF Energy seeks innovative solutions for AGR fleet

Corporate

19 July 2016

EDF Energy has launched a competition aimed at finding new ways of inspecting and monitoring its UK nuclear power plants, offering successful projects up to £10,000 ($13,000) of funding. The competition opened yesterday and the deadline for applications is 28 September. Successful projects are to start in January next year.

Bulgaria secures $80 million waste facility deal

Waste and Recycling

08 July 2016

Kozloduy waste store contract - 48Bulgaria has signed a €72 million ($80 million) agreement with a consortium to build a radioactive waste repository for its Kozloduy nuclear power plant that is expected start operations in 2021, the country's energy ministry said yesterday. The consortium consists of German Nukem Technologies, which is owned by Russia's AtomStroyExport, and four Bulgarian companies.