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Zion decommissioning ahead of schedule

28 October 2016

Zion_large_component_removal_(ZionSolutions)_48EnergySolutions subsidiary ZionSolutions has successfully completed the sixth year of decommissioning work at the Zion nuclear power station with record setting performance, the company has announced. The project is on budget and ahead of schedule.

Changes proposed to Japanese decommissioning

21 October 2016

A proposal to change decommissioning rules in Japan could mean that operators will contribute to funds only during operation, and not, as previously, for a decade after final shutdown.

Construction of Ukraine's used fuel storage facility to start in March

19 October 2016

Holtec-EnergoAtom - October 2016 - 48The "active phase" of construction work on a central used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is expected to start in March 2017, Oleksandr Rybchuk, general director of Atomprojectengineering said.

Dungeness decommissioning goes underwater

25 October 2016

Dungeness_A_diver_in_pond_(Magnox)_48Divers are carrying out underwater work in the former cooling ponds at the Dungeness A nuclear power plant in a first for UK nuclear decommissioning. Magnox intends to roll out the technique, which brings safety and environmental benefits, to other decommissioning sites.

Cabinet approves German nuclear phase-out funding bill

20 October 2016

The German cabinet yesterday adopted a draft bill on financing the decommissioning of the country's nuclear power plants and management of its radioactive waste. The bill is based on the recommendation of an independent commission reviewing the financing of Germany's nuclear phase-out.

Finland to share repository know-how with Czech Republic

18 October 2016

Finnish waste management company Posiva will share its experience and know-how of developing a repository for used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste with the Czech Republic's Radioactive Waste Repository Authority through a four-year service contract.