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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...

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...

Ontario eyes Pan-Canadian SMR fleet to fill 2030s supply gap

Apr 19, 2017

Ontario Power Generation [OPG] plans to fill a predicted supply gap in the 2030s with new nuclear capacity and the utility is collaborating with Saskatchewan on the potential for a Pan...


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