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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has completed the segmentation of the reactor internals of units 1 and 2 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, fulfilling a contract awarded by plant operator OKG AB in December 2016. Large-scale dismantling and demolition of the two boiling water reactors will begin next year.

Date: Friday, 20 December 2019
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The California Coastal Commission has approved a coastal development permit for Southern California Edison's San Onofre nuclear power plant, enabling decommissioning of the plant to begin. The utility said it expects the dismantling of major structures at the two-unit plant to begin next year.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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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
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Ahead of its decommissioning, the low-enriched uranium fuel has been removed from the Saskatchewan Research Council's (SRC's) Slowpoke-2 research reactor in Saskatoon and transported to the USA.

Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019
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Three Mile Island (TMI) unit 1 has been shut down for economic reasons after over 45 years of generation. As the Pennsylvania plant closed, hundreds of people attended a rally to demand action by the state legislature and governor to prevent the premature retirement of the Beaver Valley nuclear plant in 2021.

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of the Pilgrim nuclear power station licence from Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc to Holtec International and its subsidiary Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI).

After a year of review, the NRC staff concluded that Holtec is “financially and technically qualified to own the Pilgrim nuclear power plant and carry out the decommissioning of the facility”, an NRC spokesman said.

Holtec will receive the plant, the surrounding land and a decommissioning trust fund currently valued around $1bn, reports in local media said.

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
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Segmentation of the reactor vessel internals has begun at Sweden's Oskarshamn 2 boiling water reactor.

Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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