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Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

France's Framatome and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany have started commercial development of nuclear research reactor fuels based on uranium-molybdenum fuel alloys. The fuel can be used instead of highly enriched uranium, which is seen as a potential nuclear proliferation risk.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2020


Interim waste storage facility completed at Unterweser

Interim waste storage facility completed at Unterweser

PreussenElektra has completed the construction of a second interim storage facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste at the Unterweser nuclear power plant. The German utility has handed the facility over to Bundes Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagern, the government-owned company responsible for its operation.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2020


EnBW sets provisional date for cooling tower demolition

EnBW sets provisional date for cooling tower demolition

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted German utility EnBW’s deconstruction plans for its Philippsburg nuclear power plant, which is in the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The controlled detonation of the plant's cooling towers will take place on 14 May at the earliest as the date may be subject to change, it said.

Waste & Recycling 26 March 2020


Wendelstein 7-X upgrade moves to divertor stage

Wendelstein 7-X upgrade moves to divertor stage

The upgrade of the world's largest stellarator-type fusion device - Germany's Wendelstein 7-X - is set to enter a new stage with the final delivery of components for the so-called divertor. Preparations for installation of the water-cooled inner cladding components have been completed, with installation work expected to continue well into next year.

New Nuclear 17 March 2020


CNL secures overseas decommissioning contract

CNL secures overseas decommissioning contract

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is to take part in the decommissioning of a prototype boiling water reactor in Lingen, Germany under a subcontract awarded by Atkins Energy Germany GmbH. The four-year contract includes the secondment of CNL staff as well as the provision of specialist equipment services and will see CNL for the first time apply skills and capabilities gained from Canadian decommissioning projects in the international market.

Waste & Recycling 14 January 2020


US study estimates costs of German nuclear phase-out

US study estimates costs of German nuclear phase-out

Germany's phase-out of nuclear power and increased use instead of fossil fuels could have led to 1100 additional deaths each year from air pollution, according to a study by economists at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of California at Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Energy & Environment 03 January 2020


German reactor enters decommissioning

German reactor enters decommissioning

Unit 2 of Germany's Philippsburg nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid at 6.55pm on 31 December, as planned, marking the end of 35 years of operation. Operator EnBW said it will begin dismantling the unit in the second half of this year.

Corporate 02 January 2020


Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

Year-end brings trio of reactor retirements

The Mühleberg nuclear power plant in Switzerland today ended generation after 47 years in operation. Meanwhile, Ringhals unit 2 in Sweden and Philippsburg unit 2 in Germany are preparing to shut down by the end of 2019.

Corporate 20 December 2019


French-German-Russian firms plan work for Hungary's Paks II project

French-German-Russian firms plan work for Hungary's Paks II project

Rusatom Automated Control Systems, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, and the Franco-German consortium Framatome-Siemens have signed an agreement to manufacture, deliver and commission automated process control systems for units 5 and 6 of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The contract was awarded by competitive tender, Rosatom said.

Corporate 23 October 2019


IAEA assesses German radioactive waste management

IAEA assesses German radioactive waste management

Germany is continuing to manage its radioactive waste and used fuel in a safe and responsible manner, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded. However, it noted areas for potential improvement.

Waste & Recycling 10 October 2019