Related Topic: Decommissioning

OPG opens centre to support sustainable decommissioning

OPG opens centre to support sustainable decommissioning

Ontario Power Generation has officially opened its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability Innovation and Collaboration Space in Pickering in Ontario's Durham Region. The regional hub will integrate collaboration and research to strengthen Ontario's supply chain for nuclear decommissioning.

Waste & Recycling 26 October 2020


EBRD concludes Chernobyl Shelter Fund after almost 24 years

EBRD concludes Chernobyl Shelter Fund after almost 24 years

The Chernobyl Shelter Fund has officially been completed after receiving non-objection for closure by the assembly of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The London-headquartered bank set up the CSF in 1997 to assist Ukraine in making the site of the temporary shelter over Chernobyl's destroyed reactor 4 stable and environmentally safe. The New Safe Confinement also aims to create the conditions for the eventual dismantling and decommissioning of the contaminated structure.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2020


Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures

Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures

The socioeconomic impacts of nuclear power plant closures are swift, severe and lasting, and the effects are felt more deeply in rural communities where most plants are located, a new report from the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative has found.

Corporate 15 October 2020


Clean-up of US enrichment complex is completed

Clean-up of US enrichment complex is completed

A decades-long effort to clean and transform the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant has been completed, marking the first-ever removal of a uranium enrichment complex, the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management has announced. The site in Tennessee has been transformed into a multi-use industrial park.

Waste & Recycling 14 October 2020


Regulator approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan

Regulator approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority today approved Shikoku Electric Power Company's decommissioning plan for unit 2 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. Decommissioning of the unit is expected to be completed by 2059.

Regulation & Safety 07 October 2020


Mühleberg plant enters permanent decommissioning stage

Mühleberg plant enters permanent decommissioning stage

The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate has announced that the operating licence of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant has been replaced with a decommissioning order issued by the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication. The single unit 373 MWe boiling water reactor began operations in 1972.

Waste & Recycling 18 September 2020


Chernobyl used fuel store gains permit for commissioning

Chernobyl used fuel store gains permit for commissioning

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has issued a permit to SSE Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to start commissioning work at the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility, which upon loading will be the world's largest dry storage installation.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2020


EDF to restart Hunterston B-7 soon

EDF to restart Hunterston B-7 soon

EDF has received regulatory approval to start generating low carbon power again from Reactor 3 at Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire, Scotland. This follows a two-year inspection and investment programme. EDF also said the plant will move into the defuelling phase no later than 7 January 2022. This is subject to a further inspection in the spring of 2021 and then regulatory approval for a final six months of operation.

Corporate 27 August 2020


Iowa reactor to remain offline until closure date

Iowa reactor to remain offline until closure date

NextEra Energy Resources has said it is not feasible to repair storm damage to cooling towers at the Duane Arnold Energy Center ahead of its scheduled permanent closure on 30 October. The single-unit plant has been offline since the storm on 10 August.

Corporate 26 August 2020


UK invites comment on decommissioning strategy

UK invites comment on decommissioning strategy

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has launched a public consultation on its Draft Strategy, Cleaning up the UK's earliest nuclear sites, caring for people and the environment. Its strategy is a requirement of the Energy Act, covers 100+ years, is published every five years and includes a public consultation period of 12 weeks. The latest consultation ends on 8 November.

Waste & Recycling 21 August 2020