Decommisioning

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.

UK decom sector must change plant staff mindset to avoid labor shortage

Apr 5, 2016

The mental focus of plant employees must be shifted from generation optimization to facility dismantling to avoid a shortage of decommissioning engineers as nuclear roles multiply,...

Sweden's plant closures to hike skills demand from 2017

Mar 21, 2016

The accelerated decommissioning of Swedish nuclear power plants requires operators to tackle potential skill gaps in the shift from operations to dismantling and prepare for a surge in...

UK firms urged to bring new ideas, technologies to decom supply chain

Mar 7, 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must create innovative supply solutions to take maximum advantage of growth in manufacturing and engineering in the decommissioning supply...

Swiss to start shutdown in Dec 2019; DOE advances SMR siting in Idaho

Mar 7, 2016

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UK decom suppliers prepare for tighter project budgets

Feb 8, 2016

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s latest spending proposals maintain the annual budget for Sellafield Ltd at around 2 billion pounds ($2.9 billion) but wider state-led cost...

Public Consultations boost decommissioning project across US

Aug 19, 2015

Seventeen nuclear plants across the United States are undergoing decommissioning. Polls indicate that greater engagement between nuclear operators and state-wide communities are...

Total nuclear decommissioning cost estimates rise by 44%

Jun 16, 2015

Following a two year period of shock nuclear power plant closures, the US nuclear industry will spend 2016 preparing to take the next steps in managing the shutdown of four reactors,...

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