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South Korean engineering firm Doosan Enerbility has signed a contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power to carry out the overall design of a used nuclear fuel dry storage system.

Date: Tuesday, 07 November 2023
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The licence issued for the construction and operation of a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel in Texas has been cancelled by a US appeals court. The court ruled that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not have the authority to license a private storage facility away from nuclear reactors.

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2023
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Orano USA has completed work to separate and pack the top third of the reactor vessel, with its embedded internal components, using its patented Optimized Segmentation process. The reactor vessel will be cut into three segments as the company carries out accelerated decommissioning of the plant.

Date: Saturday, 26 August 2023
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US-based Orano Decommissioning Services (Orano DS) is implementing an innovative method for rapid reactor dismantling at unit 3 of the Crystal River NPP (CR3). The patented Optimised Segmentation process aims to reduce the volume of waste for disposal and the amount of segmentation work on the reactor structures. Orano says this has substantial benefits in overall execution schedule, dose, and cost.

Date: Friday, 03 March 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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