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Contract awarded for Vandellós 1 engineering support

Waste and Recycling

22 February 2018

Vandellos 1 - 48Westinghouse and EDF will provide engineering services for the dismantling of unit 1 of the Vandellós nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa.

Dismantling of O2 reactor internals starts soon

Waste and Recycling

20 February 2018

Oskarshamn 2 reactor hall - 48Work to dismantle the reactor pressure vessel's internals at unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden is set to begin at the end of April. Plant operator OKG AB said this will mark the start of the first major decommissioning work at the plant.

IAEA assesses waste management in France and Spain

Waste and Recycling

09 February 2018

France has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to safety with a responsible approach to the management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. Preparations are under way for missions to Spain later this year.

Fuel removal gear in place at Fukushima Daiichi unit

Waste and Recycling

21 February 2018

FD3 fuel removal machine cover - 48A cover has been installed over the fuel handling machine that will help remove fuel from the storage pool of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The removal of the fuel is scheduled to start in mid-2018.

PG&E accepts Diablo Canyon decision

Corporate

13 February 2018

Diablo Canyon - 48Pacific Gas and Electric Company and its joint parties have announced they have accepted the California Public Utilities Commission's ruling on the retirement of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The company intends to withdraw its application to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the plant's operating licence.

Unterweser gets decommissioning approval

Regulation and Safety

07 February 2018

Unterweser - 48German utility PreussenElektra has announced that the decommissioning and dismantling of the Unterweser nuclear power plant can now start, following approval from the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection. The approval is pursuant to Section 7 (3) of Germany's Atomic Energy Act.