Waste Management & Decommissioning

All news, projects and regulation announcements relating to nuclear waste management and decommissioning of nuclear power plants, with specific focus on safe removal of spent fuel and radioactive waste generated from nuclear reactors. News will also cover decontamination, treatment, conditioning, storage and disposal of waste.


UK and Japan sign nuclear energy robotics alliance

Research collaboration will see robotics used for Fukushima decommissioning and also advances in fusion
Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant

RWE and Bilfinger reach decomissioning milestone at German nuclear plant

RWE and Bilfinger have completed the decomissioning work at the Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant in Germany.
Wylfa nuclear site

Decommissioning deal for six UK nuclear power plants

Magnox Limited has awarded a contract to Altrad for the provision of support services, across six nuclear decommissioning sites in the UK.

Jacobs deploys new technology to spot radioactive contamination

Jacobs is deploying a new type of Raman spectroscopy technology, which makes it safer and cheaper to spot radioactive contamination.

UK nuclear entity hires Jacobs to research radioactivity in graphite cores

Jacobs will lead a study of radioactive impacts in graphite reactor cores at nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom.

Ansaldo Nuclear develops robot for complex nuclear waste removal

After two years of design and manufacture, Ansaldo Nuclear has provided a bespoke robot to recover 2000 drums of radioactive waste from hard-to-access storage locations at the decommissioned Caorso nuclear power plant in Italy.

IAEA Reviews water storage at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

The IAEA has welcomed progress made by Japan in preparing to dispose of large amounts of treated water stored at Fukushima Daiichi.

Three Mile Island generating station retires

Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 has officially retired, setting a site record of running 709 continuous days.

UK expertise ensures safe decommissioning of Japanese fast reactor

The Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has awarded a contract to UK-based Cavendish Nuclear to support decommissioning of the fast reactor at Monju, Japan.

TEPCO to decommission Fukushima Daini

Tepco said it will take more than four decades to dismantle the four reactors at the Daini plant. The estimated cost for dismantling and decontamination will be $2.6 billion.

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