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Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a three-year, multi-million pound contract to dismantle and demolish the oldest reactor on the Dounreay site in Scotland, the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2018


First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning

First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning

Taiwan Power Company said it plans to decommission unit 1 of its Chinshan nuclear power plant following the expiration of the reactor's operating licence today after 40 years of operation.

Waste & Recycling 05 December 2018


Fortum to assist in decommissioning research reactor

Fortum to assist in decommissioning research reactor

Finnish utility Fortum has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the decommissioning of the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor and the nuclear power plant structural materials research laboratory.

Waste & Recycling 04 December 2018


UK's Bradwell site enters care and maintenance

UK's Bradwell site enters care and maintenance

In a first for the UK nuclear industry, Magnox has announced that the Bradwell site in Essex, England has entered care and maintenance.

Waste & Recycling 30 November 2018


Saskatchewan files suit over mine remediation costs

Saskatchewan files suit over mine remediation costs

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has filed a lawsuit calling on the government of Canada to contribute equally to the cost of cleaning up the site of the former Gunnar uranium mine.

Waste & Recycling 29 November 2018


Swiss repository site search moves to final stage

Swiss repository site search moves to final stage

Investigations in the three potential siting regions of Jura Ost, Nördlich Lägern and Zürich Nordost will continue in the third and final stage of Switzerland's search for sites to host two geological repositories, the Federal Council has decided.

Waste & Recycling 23 November 2018


Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Lightly irradiated fuel elements that had been in storage at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory have been shipped to the University of Texas at Austin, where they will be used to power a research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 22 November 2018


Kansai outlines plans for dismantling Ohi units

Kansai outlines plans for dismantling Ohi units

Kansai Electric Power Company has submitted a detailed decommissioning plan to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for units 1 and 2 at its Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture.

Waste & Recycling 22 November 2018


Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano has been contracted to carry out preparatory work for the transport of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) in Japan to France for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 16 November 2018


Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2018