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Areva eyes five-year decommissioning timelines under faster model

Sep 13, 2017

New tools and multi-tasking strategies are set to dramatically shorten spent fuel transfer and reactor segmentation phases as new business models combine technical innovations and...

Holtec targets Canada SMR as SNC-Lavalin commits resources

Aug 30, 2017

Holtec's SMR-160 project has been boosted by new commitments from Canadian PWR experts SNC-Lavalin and the U.S. Department of Energy and the developer is in talks to enter Canada...

Canada receives over 15 SMR proposals ahead of test center expansion

Aug 16, 2017

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) plans to use a deluge of submissions from international SMR developers and stakeholders to shape the deployment of CA$1.2 billion ($940 million)...

Kewaunee uses tech, licensing know-how to achieve fastest reactor defuel

Aug 2, 2017

Contractor NAC International used advanced fuel storage technology, licence amendments and a strong partnership with Kewaunee plant operator Dominion Energy to set a record-low time...

New decommissioning reports tackle cost estimation challenge

Jul 12, 2017

A series of new nuclear industry guidelines are set to improve decommissioning cost estimates through the earlier integration of project risks, cost benchmarking, and greater data...

Entergy decommissioning team executes proactive labor strategy ahead of US closure surge

Jun 28, 2017

Entergy's newly-created Nuclear Decommissioning Organisation will apply recent learnings on labor placement and regulatory efficiency to the group’s upcoming reactor closures in...

German utility warns of ‘short’ decommissioning services market from 2020

Jun 9, 2017

European operators should procure reactor dismantling suppliers several years in advance and start activities immediately after shutdown to minimize costs during the licensed...

Holtec builds on first-of-a-kind learnings in race to license US storage facility

May 31, 2017

Holtec’s two-phase licensing approach for its $280 million consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) project in New Mexico allows the company to use recent learnings in U.S. and...

Lithuania RBMK plant clean-up cost forecast at 1.3bn euros per reactor

May 17, 2017

The decommissioning of two Russian-designed RBMK reactors at the Ignalina Power Plant (INPP) presents first-of-a-kind challenges related to graphite-moderated designs and circulation...

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