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EnBW clear to decommission Philippsburg 1

Waste and Recycling

11 April 2017

Philippsburg plant - 48The Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment has issued German utility EnBW a permit to decommission and dismantle unit 1 of its Philippsburg nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, dismantling of unit 1 at its Neckarwestheim plant has now officially begun.

UK sets out decommissioning plans to 2020

Waste and Recycling

10 April 2017

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has published its Business Plan for 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2020. Based on the third edition of NDA's Strategy, published in April 2016, the Business Plan sets out its objectives and expected progress for all 17 of its nuclear sites over the next three years, in line with the funding agreed with the Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Decommissioning work set to start at Biblis

Waste and Recycling

31 March 2017

Biblis plant - 48Permits to decommission Germany's Biblis nuclear power plant are to be issued to RWE Power following approval of its plans by the ministry of the environment in the state of Hesse. The operation to dismantle the two reactors is expected to take about 15 years.

WIPP waste shipments resume

Waste and Recycling

11 April 2017

WIPP_TRU_transport_Apr17_(WIPP)_48The US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant yesterday received its first shipment of transuranic waste since reopening after almost three years out of action.

European delegation charts progress in Kyrgyzstan

Uranium and Fuel

04 April 2017

EU-EBRD-Kyrgyz-meeting-(KyrgyzMinistry)-48A joint delegation from the European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has held talks with the government of Kyrgyzstan on addressing the environmental legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia. 

New Mexico used fuel project put to regulators

Waste and Recycling

31 March 2017

A regulatory application was lodged today for a large used fuel storage facility in the US state of New Mexico. With a capacity of 10,000 canisters, Holtec's Hi-Store Consolidated Interim Storage facility could store used fuel from any US nuclear power plant.