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Removal of cover over Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 begins

Regulation and Safety

29 July 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 1 roof panel removal 48The operation to remove the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building of unit 1 at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began yesterday.

Lasers to aid Fukushima Daiichi fuel removal


20 July 2015

Laser technology for the removal of fuel debris from the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could be developed through a joint research agreement signed between three Japanese organizations.

Vattenfall prepares for shutdown of Ringhals units

Waste and Recycling

13 July 2015

Ringhals plant 48Vattenfall is preparing for the decommissioning of units 1 and 2 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. The company - which owns a majority stake in the plant - announced its intention in late April to close the two units by 2020.

Chernobyl Confinement arch joined together

Waste and Recycling

28 July 2015

Chernobyl - joining of the western and eastern parts of the arch - 48The 'western' and 'eastern' halves of the arch of the New Safe Confinement at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have been joined together, SSE ChNPP, the state company tasked with managing the plant, said on 24 July.

USA's first big commercial reactor segmentation with oxy-propane completed

Waste and Recycling

14 July 2015

Zion - 48EnergySolutions announced yesterday the successful completion of the first large commercial reactor vessel segmentation in the USA. ZionSolutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of EnergySolutions, completed the segmentation of the reactor vessel of unit 2 of Zion nuclear power plant in late June.

USA's Experimental Breeder Reactor-II now permanently entombed

Waste and Recycling

01 July 2015

EBR-II exterior 48The main clean-up contractor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho Site, has entombed an historic nuclear reactor in place and treated the reactor's remaining sodium coolant six months ahead of schedule and under budget.