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Germany agrees compensation for nuclear phaseout

Germany agrees compensation for nuclear phaseout

The German government has reached an agreement with EOn, EnBW, RWE and Vattenfall on compensation for the forced premature closure of their nuclear power reactors. The utilities are set to receive a total of almost EUR2.5 billion (USD3.0 billion) in compensation after agreeing to drop all legal actions against the government related to the nuclear phaseout. The final regulation related to the compensation will be made into law by the end of this year.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2021


German, Canadian reactors set new world records

German, Canadian reactors set new world records

The single-unit Grohnde nuclear power plant in Germany has produced more than 400 terawatt hours of electricity since it started up in 1984 - the only reactor to have achieved this milestone. Meanwhile, unit 1 of Canada's Darlington nuclear power plant has set a new world record with 1106 consecutive days of continuous operation.

Corporate 08 February 2021


Polish group calls on Germany to reverse nuclear phaseout

Polish group calls on Germany to reverse nuclear phaseout

Polish climate and environmental activists are asking Germany to reconsider its 2011 decision to phase out nuclear power. On 18 December, activists from the FOTA4Climate initiative submitted to the German embassy in Warsaw an open letter signed by Polish scientists, intellectuals, activists and citizens.

Nuclear Policies 22 December 2020


Dismantling of Mülheim-Kärlich steam generators completed

Dismantling of Mülheim-Kärlich steam generators completed

Industrial services provider Bilfinger has completed the dismantling of the two steam generators at the shutdown Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant in Germany. Bilfinger, which was contracted by plant owner RWE in 2017, dismantled the steam generators in situ. Each of them measured around 23 metres in height, 4 metres in diameter and 450 tonnes in weight.

Waste & Recycling 15 December 2020


E3 responds to latest IAEA verification of Iran

E3 responds to latest IAEA verification of Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency has verified that Iran is feeding uranium hexafluoride into a recently installed cascade of 174 IR-2M centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz. France, Germany and the UK - the E3 - warned yesterday that Iran's further violations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action were "hollowing out" core non-proliferation benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2020


Vattenfall proves German compensation plan is flawed

Vattenfall proves German compensation plan is flawed

A German court has ruled in favour of Vattenfall in its case against the government relating to the nuclear power plants Brunsbüttel, Krümmel and Mülheim-Kärlich in northern Germany. The Swedish utility had argued that the conditions for compensation payments to nuclear power producers impacted by the country's nuclear phaseout policy, the Energiewende, were not clearly regulated and that previous amendments to the law could lead to a reduction of claims.

Corporate 12 November 2020


IAEA sees Germany as key member, despite nuclear phaseout

IAEA sees Germany as key member, despite nuclear phaseout

Germany is showing continued strong support for the International Atomic Energy Agency's mission to foster global peace and development, even as the country phases out its own use of nuclear power, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday during a two-day visit to Germany. Decommissioning and waste management will be important areas for future cooperation between Germany and the IAEA, he said.

Nuclear Policies 27 October 2020


Germany lists potential radwaste storage sites

Germany lists potential radwaste storage sites

Germany has published a list of potential storage sites for radioactive waste. The list, from waste management organisation Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung, follows parliament's approval three years ago for a science-based search for a site. It identifies 90 areas covering 54% of the country's surface area as potentially geologically suitable.

Waste & Recycling 29 September 2020


Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel

France's Framatome and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany have started commercial development of nuclear research reactor fuels based on uranium-molybdenum fuel alloys. The fuel can be used instead of highly enriched uranium, which is seen as a potential nuclear proliferation risk.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2020


Interim waste storage facility completed at Unterweser

Interim waste storage facility completed at Unterweser

PreussenElektra has completed the construction of a second interim storage facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste at the Unterweser nuclear power plant. The German utility has handed the facility over to Bundes Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagern, the government-owned company responsible for its operation.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2020