Related Topic: Decommissioning

Taipower applies to decommission Maanshan plant

Taipower applies to decommission Maanshan plant

Taiwan Power Company has submitted an application to the Atomic Energy Council to shut down the two-unit Maanshan nuclear power plant. Under Taiwan's nuclear phase-out policy, its power reactors will be decommissioned as their 40-year operating licences expire. The phase-out will be completed with the closure of Maanshan unit 2 in 2025.

Corporate 27 July 2021


Lingen and Unterweser receive further dismantling permits

Lingen and Unterweser receive further dismantling permits

PreussenElektra has received the second and final permit needed for the dismantling of the Unterweser nuclear power plant, while RWE Nuclear has received approval for its so-called 'sub-project 2' for the dismantling of the Lingen nuclear power plant. Both approvals were issued by the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection.

Waste & Recycling 26 July 2021


US Army finalises plans to decommission historic reactor

US Army finalises plans to decommission historic reactor

The US Army Corps of Engineers with the Alaska State Office and other parties has finalised an agreement on how to preserve the history of a mothballed nuclear reactor at Fort Greely, Alaska. Final decommissioning of the 20.2 MW (thermal) SM-1A pressurised water reactor, which operated from 1962 to 1972, is due to begin next year.

Waste & Recycling 06 July 2021


Early shutdown for Taiwanese reactor

Early shutdown for Taiwanese reactor

Taiwan Power Company today announced the permanent closure of unit 1 at its Guosheng nuclear power plant. The 985 MWe boiling water reactor had been scheduled to be decommissioned in late December this year, but a lack of used fuel storage capacity has forced the state-owned company to take the unit offline early in preparation for a major overhaul of the facility.

Corporate 01 July 2021


EDF reaches AGR decommissioning agreement

EDF reaches AGR decommissioning agreement

The UK government and EDF have agreed improved arrangements to safely and efficiently decommission Britain’s seven Advanced Gas Reactor nuclear power plants that are scheduled to reach the end of their operational lives this decade. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the deal, which was signed yesterday, will save the UK taxpayer about GBP1 billion (USD1.4 billion), as EDF and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority forge a new partnership.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2021


IAEA commends JAEA's back-end programme

IAEA commends JAEA's back-end programme

The 70-year decommissioning programme of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, including long-term management of residual waste, provides a good basis for future effective implementation, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The team made several recommendations to support JAEA in increasing the effectiveness of its decommissioning activities, including in the area of waste disposal.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2021


NEA proposes new approach to back-end funding

NEA proposes new approach to back-end funding

The current approaches to assessing financial adequacy for decommissioning and radioactive waste management - which are based on the linear discounting of estimated future costs - should be complemented with a broader "circular" approach, a new OECD Nuclear Energy Agency report proposes. This approach, it says, reflects that changes of different kinds will play out between today's decisions and future funding needs.

Waste & Recycling 18 June 2021


EDF Energy permanently closes UK's Dungeness B

EDF Energy permanently closes UK's Dungeness B

EDF has decided not to restart the Dungeness B nuclear power plant and instead move it into the defuelling phase with immediate effect. Since September 2018, the plant has been in an extended outage in which EDF has been managing a range of "unique, significant and ongoing" technical challenges that it says are not found at the UK's other six advanced gas-cooled reactor power plants. Although many of these challenges have been overcome, the French-owned company said, new detailed analysis has further highlighted additional station-specific risks within some key components, including parts within the fuel assemblies.

Corporate 08 June 2021


Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

The sale of the Indian Point Energy Center by Entergy Corporation to subsidiaries of Holtec International has been completed. The plant, which shut down at the end of April after 45 years in operation, is the third project in Holtec's decommissioning fleet.

Corporate 01 June 2021


Oyster Creek defuelled in record time

Oyster Creek defuelled in record time

The final canister containing used fuel has been removed from the storage pool of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA, and placed in an on-site dry storage facility. Holtec International said the plant's defuelling - completed in just 32 months following the plant's permanent shutdown - has set a new world record.

Waste & Recycling 24 May 2021