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Automation, cutting upgrades set to slash reactor removal costs

Oct 18, 2017

Deployment of arc saws, underwater lasers and self-operating systems could shorten reactor segmentation projects and cut costs, Richard Reid, Technical Executive, EPRI Decommissioning...

US nuclear support seen as crucial to security; China to build 20 floating reactors

Aug 16, 2017

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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...

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...

US court blocks nuclear waste buyout after DOJ sues; Canada starts SMR site study

Jun 28, 2017

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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...

World's first waste repository build contracts confirm cost, schedule targets

Apr 19, 2017

Early construction deals for Finland’s final waste repository indicate costs meet expectations but commodity price rises remain a risk over the long term, Sami Hautakangas, Head of...

UK to re-tender 6-billion-pound decom contract; Trump's Cabinet starts waste repository push

Apr 10, 2017

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