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Wendelstein 7-X produces first hydrogen plasma

New Nuclear

04 February 2016

Merkel starts hydrogen plasma in Wendelstein 7-X - 48The Wendelstein 7-X - the world's largest stellarator-type fusion device - started scientific operation yesterday with the production of its first hydrogen plasma, the actual investigation object.

German decommissioning provisions in place, ministry confirms

Energy and Environment

12 October 2015

A stress test ordered by the German government has shown that the country's nuclear energy suppliers are able to cover the costs of decommissioning their power plants and disposing of radioactive waste.

Vattenfall applies to decommission Krümmel

Waste and Recycling

25 August 2015

Krummel NPP 48Vattenfall yesterday submitted an application to decommission and dismantle the Krümmel nuclear power plant in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

German fusion reactor achieves first plasma

New Nuclear

16 December 2015

Wendelstein 7-X - 48After more than a year of technical preparations and tests, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator has produced its first helium plasma.

Philippsburg 1 reactor segmentation contract

Waste and Recycling

08 September 2015

Philippsburg plant - 48A consortium led by Westinghouse has been awarded a contract for dismantling the reactor pressure vessel and internals of unit 1 at the Philippsburg nuclear power plant in Germany. The unit shut down in 2011.

German waste disposal plan approved

Waste and Recycling

13 August 2015

Following a strategic environmental assessment and public consultation, the German cabinet yesterday adopted a draft national radioactive waste disposal program proposed by the country's environment ministry.