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Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Germany will shut down its last three remaining nuclear power plants at the end of 2022 as planned, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection has announced. However, two of the plants, in the south of the country, will be kept on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.

Nuclear Policies 06 September 2022


Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

A majority of the German public are in favour of the continued operation of the country's three remaining nuclear power reactors beyond the end of this year, the results of two opinion polls show. There is significant support for keeping the units running for up to another five years and even to construct new reactors in order to secure energy supplies.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2022


Scholz says keeping reactors online 'can make sense'

Scholz says keeping reactors online 'can make sense'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that keeping the country's final three operating nuclear power reactors online beyond their planned shutdown at the end of this year may "make sense" in order to ensure electricity supplies.

Nuclear Policies 04 August 2022


Contract for waste repackaging building at Konrad

Contract for waste repackaging building at Konrad

Germany's federal radioactive waste company, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung, has awarded Hanover-based construction firm Ed Züblin AG a contract to construct the radioactive waste reloading hall at the Konrad repository in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony.

Waste & Recycling 01 August 2022


G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022


Novel method cuts isotope production waste

Novel method cuts isotope production waste

A new method to extract molybdenum-99 from low-enriched uranium targets, developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich, could significantly reduce the radioactive waste produced during the production of the isotope. Mo-99 is the precursor for medical radioisotope technetium-99m, used in more than 85% of all nuclear medicine diagnostic examinations.

Waste & Recycling 01 April 2022


Uniper completes dismantling of two RPVs in parallel

Uniper completes dismantling of two RPVs in parallel

Germany's Uniper Anlagenservice GmbH has become the first company to complete the dismantling, segmentation and packaging of two reactor pressure vessels in parallel within one year. In December 2021, the company successfully completed the dismantling of the vessels of both Sweden's Barsebäck unit 1 and Germany's Neckarwestheim I.

Waste & Recycling 23 March 2022


Contract awarded for planning of Asse II facilities

Contract awarded for planning of Asse II facilities

Germany's Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal has awarded a contract for planning the design and licensing of a waste treatment plant and an interim storage facility at the former Asse II salt mine in the district of Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony. The winning consortium has until the end of 2023 to submit the plans.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


Three German reactors cease operation

Three German reactors cease operation

The Brokdorf, Grohnde and Gundremmingen C nuclear power plants were permanently shut down on 31 December in compliance with Germany's nuclear phase-out policy. The move leaves three reactors in operation, which are scheduled to be taken offline by the end of this year.

Nuclear Policies 04 January 2022


RWE awards German reactor dismantling contracts

RWE awards German reactor dismantling contracts

German utility RWE has awarded a contract to Westinghouse to dismantle two reactors at the Gundremmingen nuclear facility. It has also contracted a consortium comprising Framatome and Transnubel to dismantle the reactor of the Emsland plant.

Waste & Recycling 13 December 2021