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CB&I to decommission floating reactor

14 April 2014

Sturgis_at_James_River_(Bloodgood_US ACE)_48The USA's only floating nuclear power plant will be decommissioned by CB&I under a $34.7 million contract. The MH-1A reactor provided power to the Panama Canal zone before being shut down in 1976.

South Africa launches radwaste agency

04 April 2014

LLW disposal at Vaalputs 48The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute has been formally launched by South Africa's energy minister. It will be responsible for the management and disposal of the country's radioactive waste.

Waste heads to Texas while WIPP gets in shape

21 March 2014

LANL TRU shipment 48Waste from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico will be temporarily stored at a site in Texas until the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) disposal facility reopens. LANL has committed to remove all above-ground transuranic waste from its site by June.

Contractor sought to remove historic reactor core

07 April 2014

SGHWR_(RSRL)_48Research Sites Restoration Ltd is looking for bidders for a £40-60 million ($66-100 million) project to design, test and build the specialist equipment to remove the core from the UK's prototype steam generating heavy water reactor.

First half of Chernobyl cover on the move

01 April 2014

Chernobyl arch movement 48The first half of the Chernobyl arch has been assembled. It is now being gradually moved to make way for construction of the other half.

'Unconstitutional' for US to back out of MOX plan

19 March 2014

The state of South Carolina has reacted angrily to the suspension of the Savannah River MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility construction, filing a lawsuit against the Department of Energy.