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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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Court-annuls-licence-for-Texas-used-fuel-store

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

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

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

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator Energoatom last week completed functional testing of Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant during the VVER-1000 reactor's scheduled maintenance outage.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-tests-Holtec-used-fuel-casks-at-Rovno-p

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator Energoatom last week completed functional testing of Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant during the VVER-1000 reactor's scheduled maintenance outage.

Date: Monday, 12 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-tests-Holtec-used-fuel-casks-at-Rovno-p

US utility Duke Energy on 30 May announced plans to decommission the single-unit Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida by 2027.

Date: Monday, 03 June 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsaccelerated-decommissioning-planned-for-crystal-river-7240380

US power company Entergy said on 8 November, it had reached an agreement with dismantling and remediation firm NorthStar Group Services to sell the closed Vermont Yankee NPP and transfer the plant's licences to subsidiaries of NorthStar. Vermont Yankee is a single-unit 604MWe boiling water reactor which was shut down in December 2014 for economic reasons, although safety regulators had granted a licence for the unit to operate until 2032.

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-entergy-sells-vermont-yankee-npp-to-northstar-5669453

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is preparing guidance documents on licence renewal applications to extend reactor operating lives beyond 60 years. The regulator has also approved its sixth licence renewal for a dry cask storage facility for used fuel, at the Prairie Island plant.

Date: Monday, 21 December 2015
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NRC-drafts-guidance-for-80-year-lives

State Specialised Enterprise ChNPP said yesterday that the first 10 canisters for the dry interim fuel storage facility (ISF-2) had been delivered to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. ISF2 is in the final construction stage under a contract Ukraine signed with US-based Holtec International in 2007. To be completed this year, it will be used to store all the used fuel on the site for at least 100 years.

Date: Friday, 27 November 2015
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Holtec-delivers-first-dry-storage-canisters-to-Che

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