Decommisioning

French presidential favorite pins reactor closures to renewables growth

May 3, 2017

The election of Emmanuel Macron as French President would see nuclear decommissioning activity surge in the next decade but shutdown dates will depend on measures to accelerate wind...

UK 6-billion-pound decom tender cuts spending via unrealistic schedule

May 3, 2017

As the UK government prepares to re-tender its giant nuclear fleet decommissioning contract with revised scope, project updates indicate delays to reaching Care and Maintenance status...

World's first waste repository build contracts confirm cost, schedule targets

Apr 19, 2017

Early construction deals for Finland’s final waste repository indicate costs meet expectations but commodity price rises remain a risk over the long term, Sami Hautakangas, Head of...

US orders grid study to support nuclear, coal; Exelon, Japan Atomic create operations firm

Apr 19, 2017

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

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...

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