Decommissioning rss

Grafenrheinfeld ends electricity production

Corporate

29 June 2015

Grafenrheinfeld - 48The single-unit Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant in Germany was disconnected from the grid on 27 June after 33 years of operation. The government had ordered the plant to close by the end of this year as part of the country's energy transition.

Forward planning for eventual Oskarshamn 1 closure

Regulation and Safety

19 June 2015

Oskarshamn 1 - 48OKG, the operator of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, has applied for an environmental court ruling in preparation for the future decommissioning of unit 1. No shutdown date has yet been determined for the reactor.

Early retirement for Kori 1

Corporate

16 June 2015

Kori (KHNP) 77x48South Korea's oldest operating reactor unit will close in 2017 without a licence extension, said operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).

EOn supports early closure of Oskarshamn units

Corporate

23 June 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48Unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden would close by 2020, with unit 1 shutting between 2017 and 2019, under a proposal announced today by majority owner EOn. Minority owner Fortum opposes the early shutdown of the units.

EBRD launches uranium mining legacy fund

Uranium and Fuel

18 June 2015

Yellow_Hill_Tajikistan_(Harlander_EBRD)_48A new fund set up by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at the request of the European Commission will finance projects to rehabilitate former uranium mines and processing sites in Central Asia.

Ignalina NPP applies for radwaste repository licence

Waste and Recycling

12 June 2015

Lithuanian state enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant has applied to the country's regulator, Vatesi, for a licence to construct and operate a surface storage facility for low- and intermediate-level short-lived waste, known as the B25 project. The company is managing the decommissioning of the plant, which was named after the nearby city of Ignalina in the municipality of Visaginas.