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Commissioning of Ignalina solid waste facilities under way

Waste and Recycling

26 August 2015

Ignalina solid waste facility - 48Cold testing - one of the first stages of the commissioning process - has started at the new Solid Waste Management and Storage Facilities at the shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania.

Decommissioning of UK research reactor approved

Waste and Recycling

18 August 2015

Imperial College London has received approval from the UK nuclear regulator to decommission its 50-year-old CONSORT research reactor. Decommissioning work is expected to be completed by 2021.

Decommissioning milestones at Magnox sites

Waste and Recycling

12 August 2015

Oldbury_ponds_(NDA)_48Magnox Limited has announced the completion of fuel removal from unit 1 of the Oldbury nuclear power plant in the UK as well as the retrieval of all fuel element debris from underground vaults at the Bradwell site.

Vattenfall applies to decommission Krümmel

Waste and Recycling

25 August 2015

Krummel NPP 48Vattenfall yesterday submitted an application to decommission and dismantle the Krümmel nuclear power plant in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Tepco readies to install unit 3 cover

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 cover preparations 48The installation of a protective cover over unit 3 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan can start as soon as the removal of rubble from the reactor building is completed, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said.

Fuel handling machine removed from Fukushima Daiichi 3

Regulation and Safety

03 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 refueling machine removal 48The removal of the fuel handling machine from the damaged reactor building of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant helps clear the way for the transfer of used fuel from the unit's storage pool.