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Permit issued for final Grafenrheinfeld dismantling work

Permit issued for final Grafenrheinfeld dismantling work

Germany's PreussenElektra has received the second and final permit for the dismantling of the single-unit Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant from the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2023


Back-up generators from German plant headed for Finland

Back-up generators from German plant headed for Finland

Three of the six emergency diesel generators from the shuttered Kr├╝mmel nuclear power plant in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein are being transported for use at the Loviisa plant in Finland.

Waste & Recycling 30 December 2022


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IAEA sees continued German commitment to waste management

IAEA sees continued German commitment to waste management

Germany has demonstrated commitment to the continued development of its national radioactive waste management programme since a previous review in 2019, a follow-up International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded.

Waste & Recycling 21 November 2022


GeoReN awarded framework agreement to support NND

GeoReN awarded framework agreement to support NND

The Finnish-German-Norwegian consortium Geological Repositories for Norway (GeoReN) has been awarded a framework agreement worth EUR40 million (USD41 million) to support the Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning agency in the management of radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2022


Podcast: Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel on why time is right for Westinghouse deal

Podcast: Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel on why time is right for Westinghouse deal

Tim Gitzel explains the thinking behind the Cameco, Brookfield Renewable and Westinghouse deal - and why he thinks the nuclear industry is up to the challenge of playing a critical role in providing clean energy for generations to come.

Perspectives 01 November 2022


German cabinet approves extended reactor operations

German cabinet approves extended reactor operations

The German federal cabinet has approved an executive decision by Chancellor Olaf Scholz to allow the country's three remaining nuclear power plants to continue operating beyond the end of this year. It approved a draft amendment to the Atomic Energy Act which enables the Emsland, Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 plants to operate until 15 April 2023 at the latest.

Nuclear Policies 20 October 2022


Germany's Scholz decides on continued operation of reactors

Germany's Scholz decides on continued operation of reactors

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has taken the decision to allow all three of Germany's remaining operating nuclear power plants to continue generating electricity until 15 April next year. His decision follows disagreement among the governing coalition parties over the continued operation of the plants.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2022


Closing nuclear in Germany while increasing coal 'a mistake', says Greta Thunberg

Closing nuclear in Germany while increasing coal 'a mistake', says Greta Thunberg

Environmentalist Greta Thunberg said in an interview with German journalist Sandra Maischberger that she thinks it is a bad idea to close down existing nuclear power plants while increasing coal generation.

Nuclear Policies 12 October 2022


Accord reached on keeping two German reactors in reserve

Accord reached on keeping two German reactors in reserve

The German government has reached an agreement with the operators of Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 on keeping the nuclear power plants on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.

Nuclear Policies 28 September 2022


Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Two German plants to be held in reserve temporarily

Germany will shut down its last three remaining nuclear power plants at the end of 2022 as planned, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection has announced. However, two of the plants, in the south of the country, will be kept on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.

Nuclear Policies 06 September 2022