Related Topic: Decommissioning

Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

Public hearing for Whiteshell licence renewal

The Canadian nuclear regulator has scheduled a public hearing in early October to consider an application from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to renew its decommissioning licence for the Whiteshell Laboratories site for a further ten years.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2019


NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on its environmental review of proposed cleanup work at the former Northeast Church Rock uranium mine in New Mexico. The proposal would allow mine owner United Nuclear Corporation to transfer contaminated soil from the mine for disposal at the former Church Rock uranium mill.

Waste & Recycling 15 February 2019


Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Kyushu Electric Power Company today announced its decision not to restart unit 2 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The unit becomes the tenth operable Japanese reactor to be declared for decommissioning since the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Corporate 13 February 2019


Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tokyo Electric Power Company has released photos of fuel debris within the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The company determined that the debris can be lifted, which will help in removing the material.

Regulation & Safety 13 February 2019


NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a request by CB&I Areva MOX Services to terminate the construction authorisation for the partially built mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River in South Carolina.
 

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2019


Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

While commissioning of some of the equipment and technological systems within the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement progresses, many of the systems are now in operation.

Waste & Recycling 08 February 2019


Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Work to stabilise a 1688-foot (515-metre) long tunnel containing contaminated equipment from historic plutonium production activities at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State is over 75% complete.

Waste & Recycling 05 February 2019


IAEA reports on progress at Fukushima Daiichi

IAEA reports on progress at Fukushima Daiichi

While much progress has already been made in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi units, Japan must ensure it is prepared for future challenges, such as used fuel and fuel debris removal, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said.

Regulation & Safety 04 February 2019


Robot to examine fuel debris in Fukushima unit

Robot to examine fuel debris in Fukushima unit

Toshiba has developed a remotely-operated robot to investigate debris in the bottom of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Regulation & Safety 29 January 2019


Bilibino unit 1 prepared for decommissioning

Bilibino unit 1 prepared for decommissioning

The Russian regulator has approved the start of decommissioning work at unit 1 of the Bilibino nuclear power plant in Chukotka. Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced yesterday it had received a 15-year licence to operate the unit without power generation.

Waste & Recycling 24 January 2019