Decommisioning

US utility’s deferred reactor clean-up shows cost pressure on early closures

Sep 21, 2016

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has opted to defer decommissioning of the 479 MW Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) to delay high upfront spending and protect consumer prices but industry...

US operators urged to decommission immediately to prevent cost hikes

Sep 7, 2016

Nuclear plant operators should start decommissioning activities of shutdown reactors as early as possible as the deferral of decontamination and dismantling (D&D) exposes operators...

US operator contracts out decom work to speed progress, prioritize consumers

Jul 27, 2016

Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) has transferred control of its 50 MW La Crosse boiling water reactor (LACBWR) to EnergySolutions to complete decommissioning by 2020 and focus its...

US reactor closures raise urgency of new decommissioning rules

Jul 13, 2016

A recent spate of early U.S. plant closures has increased the need for a swift implementation of new decommissioning regulations which match post-operation risk profiles, industry...

UK told to protect supply chain skills as new build delays bite

Jun 15, 2016

The U.K.'s training programs for nuclear decommissioning workers must provide sufficient support to supply chain firms as delays on new build projects continue to impact nuclear...

Germany urged to remove nuclear decommissioning hurdles to speed closures

May 17, 2016

Delays to cost allocations and waste site selections are impacting plans to start dismantling and decommissioning all of Germany’s plants by 2022, industry experts told Nuclear Energy...

Germany upgrades technology to curb cost of fleet shutdown

Apr 19, 2016

Companies are adapting trusted technology for multiple sites while expanding automation and logistics expertise, industry experts told Nuclear Energy Insider.

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