Decommissioning rss

Nuclenor fined for early Garoña closure

Corporate

18 July 2014

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48The operator of Spain's Garoña nuclear power plant, Nuclenor, has been fined €18.4 million ($24.9 million) by the country's financial regulator for shutting down the plant six months earlier than originally authorized.

Sellafield takes long view on suppliers

Corporate

01 July 2014

Sellafield_decom_(Sellafield)_48Sellafield Ltd is putting in place a new kind of long-term commercial mechanism to secure specialist decommissioning services over a ten-year period. The work could be worth up to £1.5 billion ($2.6 billion).

Swedish utilities face sharp hike in waste fee

Waste and Recycling

27 June 2014

Sweden's nuclear regulator proposes to almost double the fees paid by utilities in 2015 into the country's nuclear waste fund. The increase follows a recalculation of decommissioning and waste disposal costs.

Areva to dismantle Swedish research reactors

Waste and Recycling

16 July 2014

R2 reactor 48Two reactors used for early nuclear energy research in Sweden are to be dismantled by Areva. Work to completely dismantle the R2 and R2-0 reactors and associated systems is due to be finished within five years.

Putin changes status of eight Rosatom entities with weapons know-how

Corporate

01 July 2014

The Russian government is firming up separation of the country's military and civilian nuclear assets with a change to the legal status of certain Rosatom subsidiaries.

Winfrith opens reactor containment for first time

Waste and Recycling

26 June 2014

SGHWR_plug_removal_(RSRL)_48The removal of a 50-tonne concrete and steel plug has allowed access to the containment of the UK's prototype steam generating heavy water reactor (SGHWR) for the first time since it was built in the 1960s.