Decommisioning

UK to re-tender 6-billion-pound decom contract; Trump's Cabinet starts waste repository push

Apr 10, 2017

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

German firms apply data-driven reactor dismantling amid mounting closures

Mar 22, 2017

ENBW's Neckarwestheim-1 reactor has become the latest German plant to commence dismantling and contractors are using software to optimize the removal of radioactive materials...

New reactor ownership models set to cut decommissioning costs

Mar 8, 2017

The accelerated decommissioning market is taking shape as new license transfer approaches and cutting-edge technologies look set to dramatically shorten dismantling and fuel transfer...

France's lower-cost decommissioning plan rests on Chooz A reactor learnings

Feb 22, 2017

A new parliamentary report has said EDF's decommissioning cost estimates for its 58-reactor fleet appear too low but the operator believes learnings from the dismantling of Chooz...

California's $4 billion SONGS project set to test decom efficiency gains

Feb 8, 2017

The EnergySolutions-AECOM contractor partnership can use time-saving learnings from earlier projects like Zion in Illinois to help boost confidence in cost forecasts and new build...

BP raises 2035 nuclear forecast; China to surpass US capacity by 2026

Feb 7, 2017

Nuclear power news you need to know.

OECD expands decommissioning cost benchmarks ahead of closure surge

Jan 25, 2017

The OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency wants to improve the accuracy of decommissioning cost estimates to optimize spending plans and improve forecasts on fund returns, agency experts...

UK uses multiple site data to save over 1 billion pounds on decom

Jan 10, 2017

Decommissioning contractor Magnox is building a body of multiple site learnings which have reduced cost risks associated with waste transfer, experts told Nuclear Energy Insider.

Operators told to plan shutdowns three years ahead, focus on labor

Nov 30, 2016

Nuclear operators must start decommissioning work at least three years before shutdown and prioritize labor placement decisions to minimize the transition period and associated...

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