Related Topic: Decommissioning

NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the National Decommissioning Centre have signed a three-year collaborative research agreement - the first of its kind between the nuclear and oil and gas decommissioning sectors.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2022


First Belgian power reactor shut down

First Belgian power reactor shut down

Unit 3 of the Doel nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid at 9.31pm on 23 September, in accordance with Belgium's legislation on the gradual phase-out of nuclear energy. Doel 3 is the first of seven Belgian reactors to be taken out of service over the coming years.

Corporate 27 September 2022


IAEA initiative on innovative technologies in decommissioning

IAEA initiative on innovative technologies in decommissioning

The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched a global initiative aimed at boosting the role of new and emerging technologies in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Waste & Recycling 21 September 2022


First ORNL research reactor demolished

First ORNL research reactor demolished

The Bulk Shielding Reactor - known as Building 3010 - is one of more than a dozen research reactors built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since the 1950s, and is the first reactor at the Tennessee site to be demolished.
 

Waste & Recycling 16 September 2022


Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended Cameco's waste facility operating licence for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill site in northern Saskatchewan as the company prepares for the transfer of 18 properties at the legacy site to provincial control.

Uranium & Fuel 15 September 2022


Robot crawlers used in site 'first' at Paducah enrichment plant

Robot crawlers used in site 'first' at Paducah enrichment plant

Robot technology is being used in preparations for future deactivation and remediation work at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, sharing lessons learned from other decommissioning projects.

Waste & Recycling 25 August 2022


Westinghouse to decommission US prototype reactor

Westinghouse to decommission US prototype reactor

Westinghouse has been awarded a USD103 million contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the SM-1A reactor in Alaska.

Waste & Recycling 05 August 2022


Sellafield 'tie-in' connection contract for Ansaldo Nuclear

Sellafield 'tie-in' connection contract for Ansaldo Nuclear

Ansaldo Nuclear has been awarded a contract for the installation of key connections between existing and new facilities at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, England. It is the first contract awarded under Sellafield Ltd's Programme and Project Partners new goods and services agreement.

Corporate 04 August 2022


Hinkley Point B enters retirement

Hinkley Point B enters retirement

EDF Energy announced the Hinkley Point B 1 reactor has been permanently shut down bringing an end to electricity generation at the Hinkley Point B plant in Somerset, England, after 46 years of operation. The Hinkley Point B 2 reactor was shut down on 6 July.

Corporate 01 August 2022


Bohunice V1 reactors fully dismantled

Bohunice V1 reactors fully dismantled

The two VVER-440 V-230 reactors in Slovakia were decommissioned and disassembled on site, the first time this has happened for reactors of this type, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said.

Regulation & Safety 29 July 2022