Related Topic: Decommissioning

EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

A joint venture for the decommissioning of reactors that use graphite technology has been established by France's EDF and Veolia. Graphitech will seek contracts for assisting in the dismantling of such reactors in France, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Spain and the UK.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2019


GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin joint venture Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC.

Waste & Recycling 04 December 2019


Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

The site of the former Ranstad uranium mine and processing facilities has been released from oversight under the Radiation Protection Act and the Nuclear Technology Act by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. The site, which already hosts an industrial park, is now free for any use.

Uranium & Fuel 25 November 2019


China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China has approved the decommissioning plan for its first nuclear reactor - the Heavy Water Research Reactor, which will be undertaken by the China Institute of Atomic Energy. CIAE received government approval of the plan on 4 November.

Waste & Recycling 20 November 2019


Swiss operators count cost of decommissioning reform

Swiss operators count cost of decommissioning reform

The operators of Switzerland's nuclear power plants have criticised a reform of regulations for decommissioning and waste disposal funds, which they say will disproportionately increase their costs and thus reduce their ability to invest in the country’s energy sector. The reform, which takes effect on 1 January, includes a reduced yield from the two funds and also removes a 30% safety margin.

Waste & Recycling 08 November 2019


NRG gets approval for near-term waste management plans

NRG gets approval for near-term waste management plans

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group's plans for the processing and disposal of radioactive wastes from the Petten research reactor in the Netherlands over the next three years have been approved by the country's nuclear regulator. However, NRG must submit for approval an updated plan by mid-2022.

Waste & Recycling 05 November 2019


UK turns to satellites to support nuclear cleanup work

UK turns to satellites to support nuclear cleanup work

The UK Space Agency and Nuclear Decommissioning Agency have issued a challenge to smaller businesses and university start-ups to research and develop satellite-enabled technologies that could help support the country's nuclear decommissioning efforts.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2019


Dismantling of Zorita containment dome begins

Dismantling of Zorita containment dome begins

Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa has begun work to dismantle the dome of the containment building of the José Cabrera nuclear power plant. The plant - also known as Zorita - is the first to be decommissioned in Spain.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2019


Demolition of Oak Ridge centrifuge facility begins

Demolition of Oak Ridge centrifuge facility begins

Demolition of the most visible remaining structures at Oak Ridge's East Tennessee Technology Park - the Centrifuge Complex - has started as employees aim to finish major cleanup work at the site by the end of 2020.

Waste & Recycling 31 October 2019


Permit issued for San Onofre decommissioning

Permit issued for San Onofre decommissioning

The California Coastal Commission has approved a coastal development permit for Southern California Edison's (SCE's) San Onofre nuclear power plant, enabling decommissioning of the plant to begin. The utility said it expects the dismantling of major structures at the two-unit plant to begin next year.

Waste & Recycling 21 October 2019