Related Topic: Decommissioning

Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of Oyster Creek's licence from Exelon Generation Co to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International, as decommissioning operator.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and AECOM of the USA have agreed to collaborate in providing decommissioning services to nuclear power plants in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 17 June 2019


North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

Consultancy company North Wind Inc is to develop a strategic plan that will assess the feasibility of relocating used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre nuclear plant to a "commercially reasonable, off-site facility" under a contract awarded by Southern California Edison.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

Work has begun on two large-scale permanent storage units for decontaminated waste material at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, where one of the so-called "mega units" is already in operation and another is under construction.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

Engineers at Lancaster University are developing computer systems for robots handling hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous - simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate.

Waste & Recycling 13 June 2019


NAC dry storage system selected for Three Mile Island

NAC dry storage system selected for Three Mile Island

NAC International Inc has announced it will supply its ultra-high capacity Magnastor systems for transportable dry used fuel storage at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant under a project award from Exelon Generation. The contract is the seventh for the Magnastor system.

Waste & Recycling 05 June 2019


Accelerated decommissioning for Crystal River

Accelerated decommissioning for Crystal River

US utility Duke Energy has announced plans to decommission the single-unit Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida by 2027. Decommissioning of the plant, which was permanently shut down in 2013, had originally been expected to take an additional 50 years to complete.

Waste & Recycling 31 May 2019


Final Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion facilities demolished

Final Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion facilities demolished

Work has begun to demolish the last two buildings that once supported the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment process at Oak Ridge in Tennessee. Buildings K-131 and K-631 are the most contaminated structures remaining on the 2,200-acre (890 hectare) site.

Waste & Recycling 23 May 2019


Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Fuel transfer operations at the shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant in California can resume following approval by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Such operations were suspended following an incident last August during the lowering of a used fuel canister into a storage vault.

Waste & Recycling 22 May 2019


Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 will shut down by 30 September as no state-level policy solution can now be enacted in time to reverse the premature retirement of the Pennsylvania plant, Exelon Generation announced yesterday.

Corporate 09 May 2019