Citations with the tag: NUCLEAR power plants -- Decommissioning

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  • Decommissioning calls for meticulous advance planning.
    Strauss, Sheldon D. // Power; Nov/Dec96, Vol. 140 Issue 9, p47 

    Provides information relevant to nuclear power plants when planning to decommission. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's alternatives and technology requirements; Factors affecting a nuclear plant owner to decommission; Process involved in decommissioning. INSET: Dismantling/decommissioning--a...

  • The cost of shutting down.
    Fertel, Marvin S. // Electric Perspectives; Sep/Oct93, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p42 

    Discusses the estimated cost for decommissioning a power plant. Three main developments; Defining `decommissioning'; Questions on financial responsibility for spent fuels when plants shut down; Events which created uncertainty about the industry's ability to make acceptable, accurate estimates;...

  • The view from Wall Street.
    Abramson, Barry M. // Electric Perspectives; Sep/Oct93, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p46 

    Discusses the financial aspect of nuclear decommissioning. Difficulty in defining financial risks associated with decommission; Reasons; Considerations by the financial community; Premature retirement as major risk regarding decommissioning; Retirement attached to rising operating and...

  • Adequacy of Funds for Nuclear Plant Decommissioning.
    Williams, Daniel G. // Nuclear Plant Journal; Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p29 

    Evaluates the adequacy of funds for nuclear plant decommissioning in the U.S. Accounts on the potential costs for electric utilities; Use of spreadsheet simulation models; Generic formula for estimating decommissioning costs.

  • ComEd payoff plan heading for review.
    Daniels, Steve // Crain's Chicago Business; 11/13/2000, Vol. 23 Issue 47, p61 

    Focuses on the proposal of the Commonwealth Edison Co. to raise rates on decommissioning the cost of cleaning nuclear power plants in Illinois. Prohibition of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on raising rates; Predictions on the action of the ICC regarding the plan; Reluctance of the firm...

  • British close controversial nuclear plant at astronomical cost.
    MacLeod, Alexander // Christian Science Monitor; 6/8/98, Vol. 90 Issue 134, p7 

    Discusses the decision by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to shut down a nuclear power plant in Dounreay, Scotland. Estimates for the time necessary to close the plant and its cost; What must be done prior to the closing of the plant; Why the decommissioning process for nuclear plants is so...

  • UK struggles with nuclear decommissioning.
    MacLeod, Alexander // Power; Oct2002, Vol. 146 Issue 7, p5 

    Reports the decommissioning of the nuclear power plants of Great Britain. Information on the Magnox power station and the Windscale Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor; Expectations from the nuclear reactors of Great Britain by 2023; Implications of decommissioning projects for nuclear power plant...

  • World News.
    MacLeod, Alexander // International Power Generation; May99 Supplement, Vol. 22, p7 

    Reports the decommissioning of Trawsyndd nuclear power station by the British company Controlled Demolition Group (CDG) in North Wales. Value of the contract; Process involved in dismantling of equipments; Plans for the building remains; Previous work of CDG at Trafyndd.

  • Nuclear winter threatens Ukraine power supply.
    MacLeod, Alexander // International Power Generation; Jun2000, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p9 

    Reports on the negative effects of closing the Chernobyl nuclear plant's third nuclear unit in the Ukraine on the region's energy sector over the winter of 2001 and 2002. Low levels of organic fuel stocks; Income needed by the plant to carry out its safe closure; Amount owned by Ukraine's...

  • Fall Out: Cleaning up the nuclear legacy.
    MacLeod, Alexander // Contract Journal; 4/10/2002, Vol. 413 Issue 6372, p16 

    Reports on the efforts of Great Britain to clean up its nuclear industry. Estimated cost of clean-up initiatives; Plan of the British government to transfer responsibility for the clean-up; Stages of the decommissioning process performed on nuclear plants.

  • Regulatory treatment of decommissioning and cleanup costs.
    Kenworthy, William // Electric Light & Power; Jul93, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p9 

    Comments on the issues related to the role of regulatory authorities in generating funds to cover the costs of decommissioning power plants in the U.S. Denial of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the rehearing of the compulsory contribution of municipalities to the...

  • Old Tax Code in a New Nuclear Marketplace.
    McNeil, Jr., Corbin A. // Electric Perspectives; Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p57 

    Reports on the federal tax treatment of nuclear decommissioning trust funds in the United States. Why state and federal policymakers have an interest in ensuring an adequate decommissioning funding; Requirement for decommissioning a nuclear power plant.

  • Decommissioning nuclear power plants.
    Plotkin, Sheldon C. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov1985, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p56 

    Comments on decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the United States.

  • Decommissioning nuclear power plants.
    Rose, David // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov1985, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p56 

    Replies to comments on decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the United States.

  • Nuclear decommissioning costs.
    Rose, David // Practical Accountant; Aug94, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p60 

    Reports that the FASB has added a project that would address accounting for decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

  • U.K. encloses plants for about 130 years.
    Rose, David // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 10/10/94, Vol. 233 Issue 15, p19 

    Reports on British government-owned Nuclear Electric PLC's plan to enclose the two shutdown units at its Trawsfynydd powerplant in Wales with new low-level buildings and completely dismantle them about 130 years later. Other projects of the company; Reasons behind the slow process;...

    Rose, David // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 11/06/2000, Vol. 245 Issue 18, p21 

    Reports the power shut down and decommissioning of the Stade and Mulheim-Karlich nuclear units in Germany. Objectives of the nuclear plant closure; Overview of the power generating capacities of the units to be shut down.

    Rose, David // Nuclear Waste News; 4/16/2013, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p4 

    The article informs that the European Commission has announced the official radioactive waste disposal plan regarding the nuclear decommissioning of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria.

  • Maine Yankee set for decommissioning.
    Rose, David // Power Engineering; Oct97, Vol. 101 Issue 10, p13 

    Reports that the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant will be decommissioned following the failed purchase attempt by Peco Energy. Historical background on the plant.

  • Big Rock Point nuclear plant ceases operations.
    Rose, David // Electric Light & Power; Sep97, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p35 

    Announces the permanent shutdown of the Consumers Energy's Big Rock Point nuclear plant, United States' oldest operating nuclear plant, in August 30, 1997. Accomplishments of the nuclear plant; Generating capacity of the plant; Decommissioning process of the plant.

  • EP criticizes Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia for funding gap of nuclear decommissioning.
    Rose, David // Energy Today (Hungary); 01/24/2013, p3 

    The article reports on a resolution voted by the Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament which criticizes Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia for funding gap of nuclear decommissioning.

  • Maine Gets Tough on Power Plant Closing.
    Rose, David // State Legislatures; Dec2000, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p9 

    Reports that the Maine Legislature has passed two companion bills which aim to provide standards for decommissioning nuclear power plants. Overview of the proposed decommissioning process; Response of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the process of closing down plants; Impact of the bill to...

  • Nuclear's unclear future.
    Rose, David // Contract Journal; 4/10/2002, Vol. 413 Issue 6372, p14 

    Reports on issues surrounding the nuclear industry in Great Britain as of April 2002. Market to be provided by the nuclear industry for the construction industry; Obstacles to the planned construction of nuclear power stations; Supporters of the nuclear industry; Profitability in...

  • Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Closing.
    Feder, Toni // Physics Today; Dec2000, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p62 

    Reports that the last nuclear power reactor site in Chernobyl, Ukraine is scheduled to be shut down on December 15, 2000. Why other Ukraine reactors were closed; Help promised by the international community to the country; Options being considered by the country regarding its energy sector;...

  • Vermont Lawmakers Oppose Longer Life For Entergy Nuke.
    Beattie, Jeff // Energy Daily; 2/25/2010, p1 

    The article reports on the decision of the Vermont Senate to close the aging Vermont Yankee nuclear plant when its current license expires in 2012. The vote to close the plant came despite efforts by Entergy Corp. to influence Vermonters' sentiment in favor of keeping the plant operational for...

  • Way Cleared for Nuke's Removal.
    Beattie, Jeff // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 03/06/2000, Vol. 244 Issue 9, p19 

    Reports that California's Coastal Commission has approved the decommissioning of the old nuclear power plant of Southern California Edison Co. at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Expiration of the plant's license; Challenges faced in the decommissioning; Preparation for the decommissioning.

  • NRC rule aims to assure funding.
    Beattie, Jeff // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 09/14/98, Vol. 241 Issue 10, p19 

    Reports that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will publish an amended rule to assure that funds will be available to decommission nuclear power plants. Advantages of the rule; Details on the proposed rule.

  • Chernobyl's continuing legacy.
    Weir, Fred // Christian Science Monitor; 6/29/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 153, p6 

    Reports on the difficult processes involved in decommissioning the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

  • Germany To Shut Nukes.
    Weir, Fred // Popular Mechanics; Apr99, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p26 

    Discusses the plans of the German government to shut down its nuclear power plants. Other countries that have already curtailed their civilian nuclear programs; Reasons for closing the nuclear plants.

  • Shoreham power plant loses license.
    Weir, Fred // Electric Light & Power; Sep95, Vol. 73 Issue 9, p26 

    Reports on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's termination of the license of the Shoreham Power Plant in Long Island, New York. Cost of decommissioning the plant; Inability of plant to operate commercially.

  • The German nuclear exit: Introduction.
    Mecklin, John // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov2012, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p6 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses articles within the issue on topics including the public reaction to the German government's decision to phase out nuclear power, the political and economic aspects of nuclear exit, and the historical context for Germany's nuclear shutdown.

  • Nuclear waste authority seeks help to engage public.
    Cartmell, Matt // PRWeek (London); 8/24/2012, p1 

    The article reports on the search for a consortium of communications agencies launched by Great Britain's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Radioactive Waste Management Directorate, which is overseeing the proposed burial of radioactive waste in the country.

  • Venerable nuke slated for decomissioning.
    Cartmell, Matt // Power; Jul/Aug98, Vol. 142 Issue 4, p10 

    States that plans are underway to decommission Pacific Gas and Electic Company's (PG and E) Humboldt Bay Unit 3 in California. Definition of decommissioning; When the 50-MV boiling water reactor (BWR) began operation; Processes involved in decommissioning.

  • Shoreham decommissioning technology: Simple and effective.
    Giacomazzo, Carl; Hadden, Juergen K. // Power Engineering; Feb96, Vol. 100 Issue 2, p41 

    Reports on the decommissioning of the Shoreham Nuclear Powerplant in New York. Decommissioning planning; Methods of decommissioning; Removal of reactor pressure vessel internals and segmentation. INSET: Shoreham's short-lived history..

  • Life of Morsleben repository extended beyond 2000.
    Giacomazzo, Carl; Hadden, Juergen K. // Modern Power Systems; Jun95, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p7 

    Reports on the extension of the Morsleben low level radioactive waste repository plant in Germany. Storage capacity of the plant; Development plans for a drilling program investigating the long term safety of the repository; Effect of extended license on the decommissioning of the Rheinsberg...

  • Nuclear plant closing hits town.
    Philippidis, Alex // Westchester County Business Journal; 5/13/2002, Vol. 41 Issue 19, p6 

    Reports on the decommissioning of the Connecticut Yankee nuclear power plant in Haddam Neck, Connecticut. Decline in property taxes paid by the power plant since the start of decommissioning in December 1996; Economic impact of the decommissioning on the community.

    Philippidis, Alex // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States; Feb2006, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p8 

    The article highlights the political and economic risks in Slovakia as of February 2006. A quick adoption of euro was targeted by the country. The government aims to decrease the public finance deficit at 2.9% in 2006. Support would be received by the country from the European Union to...

  • A Survey of Practices for the Assessment of Nuclear Waste in Dry Storage.
    Diskin, Barry A.; Friedman, Jack P. // Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration; 2005, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p19 

    The article discusses how a small New England town set the property tax value on a decommissioned nuclear power plant and the subsequent survey performed by real estate appraisers in an effort to adjust the value on appeal. The United States has not yet been able to designate a permanent...

  • Decc sets out nuclear plans.
    Diskin, Barry A.; Friedman, Jack P. // Utility Week; 4/2/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p6 

    The article discusses a review being conducted by Great Britain's Department of Energy and Climate Change on pricing for nuclear waste disposal and financing of nuclear plant decommissioning.

  • Nuclear Regulation: NRC's Assurances of Decommissioning Funding During Utility Restructuring Could Be Improved: GAO-02-48.
    Diskin, Barry A.; Friedman, Jack P. // GAO Reports; 12/3/2001, p1 

    In most of the requests approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to transfer licenses to own or operate nuclear power plants, the financial arrangements have sought to ensure that adequate funds will be available to decommission those plants. However, when new owners proposed to...

  • Jacobs picks up the Stone & Webster pieces.
    Diskin, Barry A.; Friedman, Jack P. // International Power Generation; Jun2000, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p10 

    Reports that Stone and Webster has been re-contracted on an interim basis to decommission the Maine Yankee nuclear plant. Liquidity problems of Stone and Webster; Maine Yankee Atomic Power Co.'s previous cancellation of Stone and Webster's contract; Stone and Webster's agreement to sell its...

  • Customers to pay for TMI-2 decommissioning.
    Diskin, Barry A.; Friedman, Jack P. // Electric Light & Power; Mar1996, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p35 

    Reports on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling that customers will pay decommissioning costs for Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2). Court's restoration of a March 1993 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission order permitting the Metropolitan Edison Co. subsidiary to recover costs.

  • Bank homes in on improving 'spendthrift' Bulgarians.
    Diskin, Barry A.; Friedman, Jack P. // European Power News; Jun2005, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p4 

    Focuses on the plan of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to create a multimillion-dollar loan facility for banks to lend to individuals and households making energy efficiency improvements to their homes in Bulgaria. Contention of EBRD that previous efforts to boost...

  • Chernobyl closes, legacy endures.
    Peterson, Scott // Christian Science Monitor; 12/8/2000, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p1 

    Discusses the closing of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine and the disaster that occurred there in 1986. Death and injuries caused by the disaster; Benefits of the disaster, including caution concerning the use of nuclear power; Radioactivity of the site; Projected effect of the...

  • Darbuotoju ap�vitos doziu prognozavimas eksploatuojant trumpaam�iu labai ma�o aktyvumo atlieku laikinaja saugykla.
    Narkunas, Ernestas; �imonis, Audrius; Kilda, Raimondas; Po�kas, Povilas // Energetika; 2011, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p231 

    The decommissioning process of the Ignalina NPP has started at the end of 2004, after the final shutdown of its First-Unit reactor. The near-surface landfill disposal facility will be constructed in order to dispose of the short-lived very low level waste (VLLW), both existing as well as arising...

  • Composition and structure of simulation models for evaluating decommissioning costs for nuclear power plant units.
    Bylkin, B.; Pereguda, V.; Shaposhnikov, V.; Tikhonovskii, V. // Atomic Energy; Jun2011, Vol. 110 Issue 2, p77 

    The methodological and practical approaches to realizing an iterative multiple-criterion analysis for evaluating the decommissioning costs of the power-generating units of nuclear power plants and the optimal structure of the analysis using information technologies are examined. The objective...

    Bylkin, B.; Pereguda, V.; Shaposhnikov, V.; Tikhonovskii, V. // National Wildlife (World Edition); Apr/May85, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p29 

    Poses a question regarding the proper decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the U.S.

  • NRC Staff Beefs Up Decommissioning Rules.
    Beattie, Jeff // Energy Daily; 7/15/2010, Issue 133, p3 

    The article reports on the plan by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to require nuclear plant owners, particularly merchant reactors, to adjust their decommissioning fund more often to make sure that fund levels are adequate for cleaning and shutting down of plant sites. It cites the...

  • Rancho Seco work starts slowly.
    Rosenbaum, David B. // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 11/17/97, Vol. 239 Issue 20, p16 

    Focuses on the contracting out of a municipal nuclear powerplant decommissioning project at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station near Sacramento, California. Awarding of engineering contract to Jones Management Services Co. by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Volume of...

  • CHERNOBYL: the legacy.
    Rosenbaum, David B. // Ecologist; Jun2006, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p013 

    The article reports on the accusations made against Framatome regarding its approach to decommissioning the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In 1999, Framatome was contracted to build an interim facility to store spent fuel at Chernobyl. Costs on the project have more than tripled and a completion...

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