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.

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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.

Wood wins Dounreay nuclear design and engineering contract

Project services group Wood has won a contract to provide design and engineering to the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland.

Sellafield nuclear decommissioning reaches key milestones

Decommissioning work at Sellafield nuclear site in the UK has reached two milestones.

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