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Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Dismantling of the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus in Espoo has been completed, marking the first nuclear reactor to be decommissioned in Finland. The experience gained will serve as a model for decommissioning commercial nuclear reactors in the country.

Waste & Recycling 19 June 2024


Italian interim storage facility takes shape

Italian interim storage facility takes shape

Construction has started at the Garigliano nuclear power plant in Italy of a facility for the interim storage of wastes generated through the decommissioning of the plant, which shut down more than 40 years ago.

Waste & Recycling 10 June 2024


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RWE permitted to dismantle Gundremmingen plant

RWE permitted to dismantle Gundremmingen plant

German utility RWE announced it has received the third and final licence from the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection to decommission and dismantle the former Gundremmingen nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 31 May 2024


KHNP deploys four-legged robot in Kori decommissioning

KHNP deploys four-legged robot in Kori decommissioning

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's radiation-measuring robot is being used for the first time in the dismantling and decontamination of the 576 MWe pressurised water reactor.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2024


Clean-up completed of pioneering ORNL site reactor

Clean-up completed of pioneering ORNL site reactor

The Low Intensity Test Reactor, known as Building 3005, was built in 1949 as a criticality testing facility that used highly enriched fuel with water as a coolant, and operated until 1968 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 May 2024


Former Canadian uranium mine site returned to province

Former Canadian uranium mine site returned to province

The Province of Saskatchewan has released the former Cluff Lake uranium mine and mill site from decommissioning approvals and its associated surface lease, Orano Canada Inc has announced. The area now has unrestricted public access.

Uranium & Fuel 03 May 2024


Waste transfer milestone at Scottish plant

Waste transfer milestone at Scottish plant

The retrieval has been completed of more than 2100 tonnes of solid intermediate-level radioactive waste from five above-ground concrete bunkers at the Hunterston A Magnox nuclear power plant in Scotland. The project began 20 years ago.

Waste & Recycling 12 April 2024


First zeolite skip removed from Sellafield pond

First zeolite skip removed from Sellafield pond

The first of 237 zeolite skips has been removed from Sellafield's First Generation Magnox Storage Pond, which has been prioritised for clean-up by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Waste & Recycling 27 March 2024


Permit issued for dismantling of Isar 2

Permit issued for dismantling of Isar 2

Germany's PreussenElektra has received approval from the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection for the dismantling of the Isar 2 nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 25 March 2024


Contract for removal of Mühleberg reactor vessel

Contract for removal of Mühleberg reactor vessel

A consortium of German companies has been awarded a contract to dismantle and package the reactor pressure vessel, including the vessel head and insulation, at the Mühleberg nuclear power plant in Switzerland.

Waste & Recycling 19 March 2024