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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the design certification for a used fuel metal storage cask developed by South Korea’s Doosan Enerbility and US-based NAC International.

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-approves-metal-storage-cask-10539678

A metal cask for the storage of used nuclear fuel, jointly developed by Doosan Enerbility of South Korea and NAC International of the USA, has received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Date: Friday, 20 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-approval-for-metal-storage-cask

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer pledged the state's support for Holtec International's application for a federal grant to save the Palisades nuclear power plant which closed in May.

Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Michigan-governor-calls-for-nuclear-plant-to-reope

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the licences for the Palisades nuclear power plant from Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc to Holtec International following the plant's retirement next year. Holtec plans to take control of the Michigan plant and begin its decommissioning with a month of its retirement.

Date: Thursday, 16 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Licence-transfer-expands-Holtec-decommissioning-fl

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 28 April approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco's) decommissioning plan for the four boiling water reactors at the Fukushima Daiini nuclear power plant, some 11km south of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. The four reactors, which began operation between 1982 and 1987, were also hit by the tsunami in March 2011 which destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi plant. They temporarily lost reactor cooling functions, but unlike the Daiichi plant, avoided meltdowns. They have since been maintained in cold shutdown.

Date: Friday, 30 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapans-nra-approves-decommissioning-plan-for-fukushima-daiini-8708800

Japan's nuclear regulator today approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco's) decommissioning plan for the four reactors at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fukushima-Daini-decommissioning-plan-approved

Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy on 1 October completed a transaction to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida in 2020 instead of 2067.

Date: Wednesday, 07 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsduke-energy-completes-transaction-enabling-start-of-dd-at-crystal-river-8166290

Company says cost has been locked in at $540m The Crystal River nuclear power station, where planning for decommissioning has begun. Courtesy Duke Energy. Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy completed a transaction on 1 October to start decontamination and dismantlement of the single-unit Crystal River nuclear power station in 2020 instead of 2067 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the transfer of the nuclear plant’s licence from Duke Energy to Accelerated Decommissioning Partners on 1 April and the Florida Public Service Commission approved the transaction on 18 August.

At the time, Duke Energy said it can have the nuclear segment of the decommissioning done by 2027 at a cost that has been locked in at $540m.

Under a contract reached in May 2019, Duke Energy remains the licensed owner of the plant and retains ownership and control of the trust fund that pays for decommissioning. Duke Energy will continue to have access to the site and will pay Accelerated Decommissioning Partners only for work completed.

Date: Tuesday, 06 October 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/duke-energy-confirms-decommissioning-to-begin-50-years-sooner-than-planned-10-1-2020

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has for the first time accepted a single dry run inspection of multi-purpose canister (MPC) lid welding representing used fuel loading at multiple nuclear power plant sites. The welding dry run was conducted by Holtec International and Exelon Generation in support of Exelon's implementation of Holtec's dry cask storage systems at its Peach Bottom nuclear power plant. The systems are also planned for use at its Limerick, Ginna, Nine Mile Point and Calvert Cliffs plants.

Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MPC-lid-welding-demonstration-passes-NRC-inspectio

All licences and assets of unit 2 of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania will be transferred to a subsidiary of EnergySolutions under an agreement signed yesterday by US utility FirstEnergy and EnergySolutions. The reactor, which suffered a partial meltdown in 1979 and never reopened, will then be decommissioned.

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EnergySolutions-takes-on-TMI-2-for-decommissioning