Related Topic: Decommissioning

Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has designed and built a remotely-operated robotic tool to investigate debris in a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 25 May 2022


UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said in a report published on 20 May.

Waste & Recycling 23 May 2022


Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Corporate 20 May 2022


Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

EDF Energy has started removing the used fuel from the core of Hunterston B's Reactor 3, an advanced gas-cooled reactor that shut down in November 2021. Defuelling is the first stage of the nuclear decommissioning process.

Corporate 19 May 2022


Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

The final cask of used fuel has been transferred from the reactor buildings at Lithuania's shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant to an on-site interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2022


Orano contracted to defuel Diablo Canyon

Orano contracted to defuel Diablo Canyon

TN Americas - a subsidiary of Orano USA - has been selected by Pacific Gas and Electric Company to offload and transfer all used nuclear fuel and Greater-Than-Class C radioactive waste into interim onsite dry storage at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California. The plant is scheduled to shut down in August 2025.

Corporate 07 April 2022


UK developing robots to assist with decommissioning

UK developing robots to assist with decommissioning

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd and the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear Hub are collaborating to develop a robot capable of accessing areas that are inaccessible or unsafe for humans to work in. The announcement came as the first network of robotics and artificial intelligence collaboration hubs across the UK was launched.

Waste & Recycling 01 April 2022


Holtec and Hyundai expand cooperation into decommissioning

Holtec and Hyundai expand cooperation into decommissioning

Holtec International of the USA and Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea have agreed to cooperate in the area of nuclear plant decommissioning. Last year, the two companies finalised an agreement for the turnkey supply of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor plant worldwide.

Waste & Recycling 30 March 2022


EnergySolutions and RSCS to decommission NS Savannah

EnergySolutions and RSCS to decommission NS Savannah

EnergySolutions and Radiation Safety & Control Services will form a joint venture to decommission the world's first nuclear-powered merchant ship, the NS Savannah. The work will involve removing the ship's reactor system so that the vessel can be used as a museum.

Waste & Recycling 30 March 2022


Rail transfer landmark for UK waste disposal project

Rail transfer landmark for UK waste disposal project

The first rail transfer of stainless steel drums of waste from the Winfrith Magnox site to Nuclear Waste Services' Low Level Waste Repository site has been completed. The waste's radiation levels have decayed sufficiently for it now to be reclassified as low-level waste.

Waste & Recycling 28 March 2022