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USA's Experimental Breeder Reactor-II now permanently entombed

Waste and Recycling

01 July 2015

EBR-II exterior 48The main clean-up contractor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho Site, has entombed an historic nuclear reactor in place and treated the reactor's remaining sodium coolant six months ahead of schedule and under budget.

Small-scale robot for unit 2 containment inspections

Corporate

30 June 2015

FD2 PCV robot 2 - 48A small robot has been developed to investigate the inside of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

EOn supports early closure of Oskarshamn units

Corporate

23 June 2015

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48Unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden would close by 2020, with unit 1 shutting between 2017 and 2019, under a proposal announced today by majority owner EOn. Minority owner Fortum opposes the early shutdown of the units.

Demolition changes Paducah skyline

Waste and Recycling

30 June 2015

C-420_demolition_(UD_DOE_EM)_48The demolition of a former feed plant complex at Paducah site has dramatically changed the skyline of the former uranium enrichment site.

Grafenrheinfeld ends electricity production

Corporate

29 June 2015

Grafenrheinfeld - 48The single-unit Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant in Germany was disconnected from the grid on 27 June after 33 years of operation. The government had ordered the plant to close by the end of this year as part of the country's energy transition.

Forward planning for eventual Oskarshamn 1 closure

Regulation and Safety

19 June 2015

Oskarshamn 1 - 48OKG, the operator of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, has applied for an environmental court ruling in preparation for the future decommissioning of unit 1. No shutdown date has yet been determined for the reactor.