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.

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...


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