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Bradwell completes treatment of fuel element debris

Waste and Recycling

22 June 2017

Bradwell FED removal - 48 (Magnox)All the fuel element debris waste at the UK's Bradwell nuclear power plant has now been treated to reduce the radiological risk at the site, Magnox Ltd announced yesterday. Removal of the waste is an important step towards Bradwell's planned closure, it said.

Korea's nuclear phase-out policy takes shape

Nuclear Policies

19 June 2017

Kori 1 closing ceremony - 48South Korean president Moon Jae-in has used the permanent shutdown of Kori unit 1 to outline his intended nuclear energy phase-out policy. He said no new reactors would be planned and existing units will not operate beyond 40 years.

Robot ready to inspect Fukushima Daiichi 3 vessel

Regulation and Safety

15 June 2017

Toshiba-IRID ROV for FD3 PCV - 48An underwater robot has been developed to inspect the flooded primary containment vessel of unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The robot is expected to be deployed in the coming months, following the training of operators.

Oskarshamn 1 enters retirement

Corporate

20 June 2017

Oskarshamn 1 - 48Unit 1 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden has been permanently shut down. A decision not to restart the unit after an operational issue resulted in it closing ten days ahead of schedule.

Monju decommissioning plan approved

Waste and Recycling

16 June 2017

Monju FBR - 48The basic plan for decommissioning Japan's Monju prototype fast breeder reactor has been officially adopted by the government-appointed team to oversee the task. According to the plan, decommissioning of Monju is expected to take 30 years to complete.

Lithuania starts hot tests at solid waste facility

Waste and Recycling

09 June 2017

Ignalina SWMSF - 48The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania has taken another step forward in the decommissioning process with the start today of hot trials, using radioactive materials, of the new Solid Radioactive Waste Management and Storage Facility. The milestone was announced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.