Waste Management

PG&E seeks decommissioning head start as cost estimates rise

Mar 13, 2019

A deeper analysis of decommissioning work at Diablo Canyon has hiked cost estimates for waste and staffing and operator Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is accelerating pre-shutdown...

GE Hitachi targets new decommissioning markets after REI Nuclear buyout

Jan 30, 2019

GE Hitachi’s takeover of decommissioning technology group REI Nuclear deepens its PWR and small reactor expertise and the company is seeking new opportunities in fast-growing U.S. and...

Hitachi set to halt UK nuclear build project; Connecticut reactors win price support

Jan 16, 2019

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

New decommissioning giant seeks further sites under ‘dominant’ transfer model

Oct 31, 2018

Holtec and SNC-Lavalin's new Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI) group forecasts significant economies of scale following Holtec's purchase of three closing U.S...

Robotic spent fuel inspection trials bring commercial use closer

Oct 31, 2018

U.S. researchers have completed eight field trials of robotic dry cask storage inspection and are widening drone testing from containment structures to fuel pads, Jeremy Renshaw,...

Entergy targets post-shutdown savings at Pilgrim after key NRC approval

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. utility Entergy is focusing on post-shutdown cost reductions at Pilgrim and targets all spent fuel stored by 2022, learning from decommissioning and licence transfer progress at...

Infographics: US decommissioning market takes off as closures mount

Oct 3, 2018

Following a flurry of closure announcements, the nuclear decommissioning market is being shaped by new business models and joint ventures. We illustrate the growing activity in this...

EDF, Veolia target reactor dismantling gains ahead of UK closures

Sep 19, 2018

A joint project to develop robotics and waste technology for gas-cooled reactors will help EDF optimize UK decommissioning projects planned in the 2020s and raises Veolia’s nuclear...

Holtec grows from spent fuel specialist into major decommissioning player

Sep 5, 2018

After a flurry of license transfer agreements with Entergy and Exelon, a new joint venture by Holtec and SNC-Lavalin plans to combine spent fuel storage innovations with economies of...