Related Topic: Decommissioning

Decommissioning milestone at Spain's Zorita plant

Decommissioning milestone at Spain's Zorita plant

The demolition of the last remaining large building, the turbine building, at the shut down José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear power plant has been completed, says Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa.

Waste & Recycling 27 June 2022


New cocoon for US legacy reactor

New cocoon for US legacy reactor

Work has begun on a protective enclosure for a former reactor on the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State. The K East Reactor is the seventh at the site to be placed in interim safe storage.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2022


Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2022


Dismantling of Italian nuclear fuel plant completed

Dismantling of Italian nuclear fuel plant completed

The dismantling of the former Fabbricazioni Nucleari di Bosco Marengo nuclear fuel fabrication plant has been successfully completed, Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA, the Italian state-owned company responsible for dismantling the country's nuclear power plants, has announced. It is the first decommissioned Italian nuclear facility to reach the so-called 'brown field' status.

Waste & Recycling 16 June 2022


Waste removal starts at Sellafield facility

Waste removal starts at Sellafield facility

The first batch of waste has been removed from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo at the Sellafield site in the UK. The facility was built in the 1960s to store waste from the UK's earliest nuclear reactors in water-filled chambers.

Waste & Recycling 10 June 2022


EDF Energy confirms Hinkley Point B shutdown plan

EDF Energy confirms Hinkley Point B shutdown plan

EDF Energy has said it still intends to end electricity generation at the Hinkley Point B nuclear power plant in Somerset, England, no later than mid-July this year, despite media reports that the government may request it to keep the plant running for longer.

Corporate 01 June 2022


French regulator reviews Chooz A decommissioning

French regulator reviews Chooz A decommissioning

The Chooz A nuclear reactor, built into a hillside, is the first pressurised water reactor to be decommissioned in France. In its latest review of progress the French nuclear regulator says monitoring of the action plan on site could be improved, but it approved the continued decommissioning activities.

Waste & Recycling 31 May 2022


Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has designed and built a remotely-operated robotic tool to investigate debris in a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 25 May 2022


UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said in a report published on 20 May.

Waste & Recycling 23 May 2022


Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Corporate 20 May 2022