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Decommissioning plans approved for five Japanese units

Waste and Recycling

19 April 2017

Decommissioning plans for five Japanese reactors officially taken out of service in April 2015 have today been approved by the country's nuclear regulator. The plans outline the facilities and equipment to be dismantled and a timetable for completing the work.

EnBW clear to decommission Philippsburg 1

Waste and Recycling

11 April 2017

Philippsburg plant - 48The Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment has issued German utility EnBW a permit to decommission and dismantle unit 1 of its Philippsburg nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, dismantling of unit 1 at its Neckarwestheim plant has now officially begun.

UK sets out decommissioning plans to 2020

Waste and Recycling

10 April 2017

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has published its Business Plan for 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2020. Based on the third edition of NDA's Strategy, published in April 2016, the Business Plan sets out its objectives and expected progress for all 17 of its nuclear sites over the next three years, in line with the funding agreed with the Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

NRC confirms cleanup actions at New Mexico site

Uranium and Fuel

13 April 2017

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Confirmatory Order to Homestake Mining Co of California outlining actions to be taken as part of an ongoing groundwater cleanup program at the site of a former uranium mill in New Mexico.

French state moves to ensure Fessenheim closure

Nuclear Policies

10 April 2017

Fessenheim (EDF) 72x48The outgoing French government has published a decree to repeal EDF's licence to operate the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. The plant, it said, must be shut down when the Flamanville EPR begins commercial operation, expected by 2020, as EDF has already agreed.

EDF defies Fessenheim shutdown order

Nuclear Policies

07 April 2017

Fessenheim plant - 48EDF's board of directors yesterday voted against the imminent closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France, as demanded by the current government. The company said it intends to comply with previously announced legal requirements regarding the plant's continued operation.