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Final licence release for reclaimed Cluff Lake mine

Final licence release for reclaimed Cluff Lake mine

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has revoked the uranium mine licence held by Orano Canada Inc for the fully decommissioned Cluff Lake Project in northwestern Saskatchewan, clearing the way for Orano to transfer the site to the Province of Saskatchewan - a first for any modern uranium mine in Canada.

Regulation & Safety 12 May 2023


Berkeley decommissioning work brought forward 50 years

Berkeley decommissioning work brought forward 50 years

Five decades earlier than planned, Magnox is embarking on the decommissioning project to clean-up and demolish the four 'blower house' structures which surround the two reactor buildings at the Berkeley nuclear power plant in the UK.

Waste & Recycling 11 May 2023


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Novel solution developed for removal of Unterweser reactor vessel

Novel solution developed for removal of Unterweser reactor vessel

The reactor pressure vessel has been removed from the reactor pit of the shut down Unterweser nuclear power plant in Germany using a solution developed by Dutch heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet. PreussenElektra will use the technique to remove the vessels at four other pressurised water reactor plants it owns in Germany.

Waste & Recycling 11 May 2023


Jacobs announces separation plans

Jacobs announces separation plans

The company's board has approved a plan to create two independent companies: Critical Mission Solutions will be a pure-play provider of technical consulting, applied science research, training, and other services to federal government agencies; while Jacobs will be a technology-enabled solutions provider focused on critical infrastructure and advanced manufacturing challenges.

Corporate 09 May 2023


Monju sodium to be processed in the UK

Monju sodium to be processed in the UK

British nuclear services company Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a contract by Japan Atomic Energy Agency to provide specialist capability in support of the decommissioning of the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor.

Waste & Recycling 03 May 2023


Tributes paid as Germany's last nuclear plants close

Tributes paid as Germany's last nuclear plants close

The operators of the last three nuclear power plants in Germany have marked their closures by saluting their operational records and contribution to providing low-carbon energy in the country for more than three decades.

Nuclear Policies 17 April 2023


Decommissioning permit issued for German reactor

Decommissioning permit issued for German reactor

The Baden-W├╝rttemberg Ministry of the Environment has granted utility EnBW approval to decommission and dismantle unit 2 of its Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant, which is due to shut down later this month. Meanwhile, the removal of fuel from unit 2 of EnBW's Philippsburg plant has now been completed.

Regulation & Safety 06 April 2023


Demolition of famous US reactor begins

Demolition of famous US reactor begins

The Low Intensity Test Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory became world-famous when a photographer first captured a blue glow caused by radiation in the pool above the reactor. That photo appeared on the cover of the October 1951 issue of Scientific American.

Waste & Recycling 06 April 2023


Dive team enters Sellafield pond

Dive team enters Sellafield pond

For the first time in over 60 years divers have entered Sellafield's Pile Fuel Storage Pond. As they clear some of the most challenging spots to clean up, drones and robots are taking on an increasing share of hazardous work elsewhere at the site.

Corporate 04 April 2023


Final fuel transfer from storage basin at INL

Final fuel transfer from storage basin at INL

Workers at Idaho National Laboratory have completed the transfer of all the used fuel from the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II from wet to dry storage, a major milestone under a 1995 agreement with the state of Idaho. The fuel was the last to be retrieved from the water-filled storage basin at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center.

Waste & Recycling 29 March 2023