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Ignalina turbine hall dismantling completed

Waste and Recycling

22 August 2016

Ignalina 1 turbine hall - 48Work that began in October 2011 to dismantle the turbine halls of unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant - or the B9/1 project - has been completed. The dismantled equipment weighs more than 18,000 tonnes and consists mostly of turbines, generators, heat exchangers, pumps, valves and pipes.

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.

Coolant removed from Dounreay Fast Reactor

Waste and Recycling

05 August 2016

DFR - NaK disposal plant glove box - 48A ten-year process to remove 68 tonnes of highly-radioactive liquid metal coolant from the primary circuit of the UK's Dounreay Fast Reactor has now been completed, marking a major milestone in its decommissioning.

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.