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New lease of life for Garoña?

Nuclear Policies

21 February 2014

Garona - Foronuclear 48Spain's cabinet has approved a royal decree that allows recently shutdown nuclear power plants to apply for their operating permits to be renewed. The regulatory change could lead to the restart of the Garoña plant.

Westinghouse to dismantle Zorita vessel

Waste and Recycling

13 September 2013

Jose Cabrera (Enresa)_48Westinghouse has been contracted by Spanish nuclear waste management company Enresa to dismantle the reactor pressure vessel of the José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear power plant which it sold to Spain over 50 years ago.

Garoña licence renewal option sought


17 May 2013

Garona - Foronuclear 48Spanish utility Nuclenor has requested a partial revocation of a ministerial order allowing an extension to the operating licence application deadline for the shut Garoña nuclear power plant, enabling a possible restart.

Fuel cycle roundup #15

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

18 October 2013

• Environmental permit for Retortillo
• Wiluna resource upgrade
• More Namibian resources for Forsys
• A-Cap boosts Botswana resources

Garoña officially closes

Nuclear Policies

08 July 2013

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48Spain's Garoña nuclear power plant was officially shut down at the weekend, ending four years of uncertainty over its future in the face of licensing issues and incoming taxes.

Early shutdown for Garoña


17 December 2012

Garona - Foronuclear 48Spanish utility Nuclenor has begun shutting down the Garoña nuclear power plant, which was due to close in mid-2013. The company said that closing the plant now will avoid it being burdened with a new energy tax set to be imposed next year.