Related Topic: Decommissioning

EDF Energy permanently closes UK's Dungeness B

EDF Energy permanently closes UK's Dungeness B

EDF has decided not to restart the Dungeness B nuclear power plant and instead move it into the defuelling phase with immediate effect. Since September 2018, the plant has been in an extended outage in which EDF has been managing a range of "unique, significant and ongoing" technical challenges that it says are not found at the UK's other six advanced gas-cooled reactor power plants. Although many of these challenges have been overcome, the French-owned company said, new detailed analysis has further highlighted additional station-specific risks within some key components, including parts within the fuel assemblies.

Corporate 08 June 2021


Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

The sale of the Indian Point Energy Center by Entergy Corporation to subsidiaries of Holtec International has been completed. The plant, which shut down at the end of April after 45 years in operation, is the third project in Holtec's decommissioning fleet.

Corporate 01 June 2021


Oyster Creek defuelled in record time

Oyster Creek defuelled in record time

The final canister containing used fuel has been removed from the storage pool of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA, and placed in an on-site dry storage facility. Holtec International said the plant's defuelling - completed in just 32 months following the plant's permanent shutdown - has set a new world record.

Waste & Recycling 24 May 2021


Cyclife to dispose of 16 German steam generators

Cyclife to dispose of 16 German steam generators

EDF subsidiary Cyclife Sweden AB has signed a long-term contract with German nuclear operator PreussenElektra for the transport and processing of 16 steam generators. These large metal components will be transported from the Unterweser, Grafenrheinfeld, Grohnde and Brokdorf nuclear power plants in Germany to Cyclife's industrial site in Nyköping, Sweden, for processing.

Waste & Recycling 19 May 2021


Chapelcross ISF receives first container of waste

Chapelcross ISF receives first container of waste

The Chapelcross Site’s storage facility has taken its first active waste package - a Ductile Cast Iron Container with waste from the site’s former cooling pond, Magnox Limited announced today.

Waste & Recycling 14 May 2021


KHNP applies to dismantle Kori 1

KHNP applies to dismantle Kori 1

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has applied to the Nuclear Safety & Security Commission for approval to dismantle unit 1 of the Kori nuclear power plant near Busan. The unit was permanently shut down in June 2017, becoming the first South Korean reactor to enter decommissioning.

Waste & Recycling 14 May 2021


Canadian trio collaborates on Candu decommissioning

Canadian trio collaborates on Candu decommissioning

Ontario Power Generation's Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and SNC-Lavalin have signed an agreement to work together on the decommissioning of Candu reactors around the world.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2021


Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania is empty of all fuel, following the transportation on 11 May of the final container with damaged used nuclear fuel to a temporary storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2021


EnergySolutions acquires Wisconsin plant for accelerated decommissioning

EnergySolutions acquires Wisconsin plant for accelerated decommissioning

EnergySolutions has announced it is to acquire the Kewaunee nuclear power plant from current owner Dominion Energy, and will complete the decommissioning of the single-unit plant, which shut down in 2013.
 

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2021


Fukushima Daini decommissioning plan approved

Fukushima Daini decommissioning plan approved

Japan's nuclear regulator today approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's decommissioning plan for the four reactors at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Regulation & Safety 28 April 2021