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Dungeness decommissioning goes underwater

Waste and Recycling

25 October 2016

Dungeness_A_diver_in_pond_(Magnox)_48Divers are carrying out underwater work in the former cooling ponds at the Dungeness A nuclear power plant in a first for UK nuclear decommissioning. Magnox intends to roll out the technique, which brings safety and environmental benefits, to other decommissioning sites.

Changes proposed to Japanese decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

21 October 2016

A proposal to change decommissioning rules in Japan could mean that operators will contribute to funds only during operation, and not, as previously, for a decade after final shutdown.

UK marks 60th anniversary of Calder Hall

Other News

18 October 2016

QE II at Sellafield - 48Yesterday marked 60 years since the opening of the world's first commercial nuclear power plant at Calder Hall in west Cumbria in England. Opened on 17 October 1956 by Queen Elizabeth II, Calder Hall was in operation for 47 years.

Final shutdown for Fort Calhoun


25 October 2016

Fort Calhoun control room - 48Operators have taken the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska offline for the final time, Omaha Public Power District announced yesterday. The company said in June that the single-unit pressurized water reactor would be shut down by the end of this year.

Cabinet approves German nuclear phase-out funding bill

Waste and Recycling

20 October 2016

The German cabinet yesterday adopted a draft bill on financing the decommissioning of the country's nuclear power plants and management of its radioactive waste. The bill is based on the recommendation of an independent commission reviewing the financing of Germany's nuclear phase-out.

End walls in place for Chernobyl cover

Waste and Recycling

07 October 2016

Chernobyl NSC front wall - 48Construction has been completed of the dividing walls between units 3 and 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, against which the New Safe Confinement over unit 4 will be placed. Completion of the new cover is scheduled for November 2017.