Decommissioning rss

IEA advises rethink on Belgian phase-out policy

Nuclear Policies

20 May 2016

Belgium should reconsider its nuclear energy phase-out policy, the International Energy Agency has suggested following a review of the country's overall energy policy. Belgium should adopt a national long-term energy strategy "without delay" in order to decarbonize the economy while ensuring security of supply and affordability of energy, it said.

Progress on US legacy cleanup

Waste and Recycling

10 May 2016

Y-12_(NNSA)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Defense have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining their respective roles in the cleanup of radium and other unlicensed radioactive materials at military sites. Meanwhile, workers at the Y-12 National Security Complex have completed a project to remove over 2000 containers of legacy wastes two years ahead of schedule.

ERA completes strategic review

Uranium and Fuel

04 May 2016

Following a strategic review of its business, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has said it will prioritize the rehabilitation of the Ranger project area and the processing of stockpiled ore while keeping open the option of future development of Ranger 3 Deeps.

NDA awards contracts to support decommissioning research

Waste and Recycling

11 May 2016

Research and development framework contracts worth up to £12 million ($17 million) have been awarded to a series of consortia involving over 70 organizations by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Decommissioning plan submitted for Shimane 1

Waste and Recycling

06 May 2016

Shimane - 48Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted an overview of its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of the Shimane nuclear power plant in Japan's Shimane prefecture to the country's nuclear regulator. The company expects dismantling of the plant to take 30 years to complete.

Swedish regulator makes significant progress, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

03 May 2016

Sweden has made "significant improvements in its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety", an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. However, it warned of potential new challenges ahead.