Citations with the tag: NUCLEAR power plants -- Decommissioning

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  • World's oldest operating nuclear power station closes down.
     // Click Green Newsletter; 3/2/2012, Issue 10, p4 

    The article provides information on the closure of the oldest operating nuclear power plant Oldbury, near Bristol, England.

  • Waste management is U.K. plant's new mission as it shuts down.
     // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 06/22/98, Vol. 240 Issue 25, p14 

    Reports that the United Kingdom government's halt of commercial fuel reprocessing at the Dounreay nuclear plant in Scotland will switch its focus entirely to decommissioning and waste management. Estimated cost of retrieving and storing 700 cubic meters of underground radioactive wastes;...

  • 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...

  • Kalkar nuclear plant will be dismantled.
    Strauss, Sheldon D. // Modern Power Systems; Oct93, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p7 

    Reports on the plans of Germany's Kalkar council to redesignate the site of the Kalkar fast breeder nuclear power plants as an agricultural area. Failure of plans to convert the site to either an interim storage facility for radioactive waste or a gas turbine power plant; Site owner SBK's need...

  • TVA invests for decommissioning.
    Chambers, Ann // Power Engineering; Aug96, Vol. 100 Issue 8, p15 

    Reports on the decommissioning of the nuclear power plants in Tennessee Valley, Texas. Tennessee Valley Authority's investment of $400 million into trust funds to ensure decommissioning of the nuclear plants; Projected investment rate of return.

  • 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.

  • Safe, Efficient and Cost-effective Decommissioning.
    Pescatore, Claudio; Eng, Torsten // Nuclear Plant Journal; Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p39 

    Focuses on the Nuclear Energy Agency workshop on "Safe, Efficient and Cost-effective Decommissioning," conducted by Claudio Pescatore in Rome Italy. Aim of the session to develop a vision of what should be done next on integrating international activities on decommissioning; Activities centered...

  • 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.

  • The Chernobyl nuclear power station will be shut down by 2000.
    Hanson, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Abraham T. // Christian Science Monitor; 12/22/95, Vol. 88 Issue 20, p2 

    Informs about the agreement signed by Ukraine and the Group of Seven industrial countries in Canada to close the Chernobyl nuclear power station by year 200.

  • In electricity there's another `stranded cost;' billions to close Seabrook.
    Sanders, Bob // New Hampshire Business Review; 06/05/98, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p1 

    Focuses on North Atlantic Energy Corp.'s update on the decommissioning of the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire. Call for more money to clean up the plant at the end of its licensed life in 2026; Inclusion of stranded costs in the electric bills paid by most New Hampshire residents.

  • Nuclear decommissioning costs.
    Sanders, Bob // 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.
    Sanders, Bob // 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;...

  • UKAEA plans nuclear waste store project.
    Sanders, Bob // Professional Engineering; 12/11/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 23, p15 

    Cites plans by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to build a storage site for intermediate-level radioactive waste arising from the decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness, Scotland. Amount of waste that the Dounreay decommissioning is expected to produce;...

    Sanders, Bob // 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.

  • Dismantlers start reactor core removal.
    Sanders, Bob // Professional Engineering; 7/24/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p7 

    Reports that engineers engaged in Great Britain's lead nuclear power decommissioning exercise have reached the critical stage of starting to remove the graphite core of the windscale advanced gas-cooled reactor. Use of ball grab deployed from overhead crane; Classification of waste material...

    Sanders, Bob // 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.

  • Zion's costs jump dramatically.
    Sanders, Bob // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 06/15/98, Vol. 240 Issue 24, p20 

    Discusses Commonwealth Edison Company's efforts to maintain decommissioning costs for its Zion nuclear station. Cost of the decommissioning, according to utility officials; Details on the decommissioning works; Information on the plans to decommission Zion's reactors.

  • Maine Yankee set for decommissioning.
    Sanders, Bob // 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.
    Sanders, Bob // 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.
    Sanders, Bob // 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.

  • EC to provide new fund for decommissioning.
    Sanders, Bob // Modern Power Systems; Jan2012, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p4 

    The article reports on the proposal of the European Commission (EC) that provides a further 500 million euros to support the nuclear decommissioning process in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia.

    STATT, NICK // Popular Science; Oct2011, Vol. 279 Issue 4, p10 

    The article discusses the Wunderland Kalkar amusement park, which the developer Hennie van der Most built on the site of a decommissioned nuclear power plant in Germany.

  • Plan to bring down Windscale plant.
    Greek, Dinah // Professional Engineering;  

    Reports on the decommissioning of the Windscale nuclear power plant in Great Britain as of February 24, 1999. Background on the project; BNFL Magnox Generation's contract to complete the reactor dismantling; Project as an opportunity for British companies to learn lessons about nuclear power...

    Smedley, Tim // People Management; 4/17/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p26 

    The article investigates how the infamous nuclear site Sellafield in England is coping on changing times. Sellafield Ltd. still directly employs 10,000 staff and a further 3,000 contract personnel, even though its Calder Hall Magnox power plant ceased operating in 2003. The process of...

  • Nuclear phase-out put on hold following court decision.
    Smedley, Tim // Modern Power Systems; Jun98, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p9 

    Report on the delay in the implementation of the planned nuclear phase-out in Sweden due to a court decision. Court order ruling that the decommissioning of the country's oldest reactor Barseback 1 could be unlawful; Comments by plant operator Sydkraft.

  • the engineer in brief.
    Smedley, Tim // Engineer (00137758); 10/3/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7825, p9 

    The article offers news briefs related to engineering in Great Britain as of October 2011 such as the funding round led by Imperial Innovation Group, alongside NESTA Investments and Invesco Perpetual, for Plaxica's development of the biopolymer called polylactic acid and the 109 million U.S....

    Ackland, Len // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p52 

    Focuses on the closure of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado. Security measures at the site; Progress of the decommissioning work; Design of the facility; Concern of the United States Department of Energy.

  • Maine Gets Tough on Power Plant Closing.
    Ackland, Len // 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.
    Ackland, Len // 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;...

  • ComEd shuts down nuclear station after 25 years.
    Boschee, Pam // Electric Light & Power; Mar1998, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p1 

    Announces the permanent shut down of Zion Nuclear Generating Station owned by Commonwealth Edison Co. Generating capability of the nuclear station before its closure; Problems that leads to the closure of the station.

  • NRC decommissioning rules for nuclear plants revised.
    Lorenzi, Neal // Professional Safety; May97, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p14 

    Reports that requirements for the decommisioning of nuclear plants was revised by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Information on the changes made.

  • NPP Krsko Revised Decommissioning Program.
    Lokner, Vladimir; Levanat, Ivica; ´┐Żeleznik, Nadja; Mele, Irena // Nuclear Plant Journal; Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p22 

    The article presents a reprint of the paper "Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Krsko Revised Decommissioning Program," presented by Vladimir Lokner and Ivica Levanat in the Waste Management's WM 05 Symposium in Tucson, Arizona. The joint decommissioning program is a result of the agreement between the...

  • Nuclear reality check.
    Lal, Hamish // Utility Week; 2/29/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p26 

    The article examines issues concerning the planned nuclear new-builds in Great Britain. It cites the various measures undertaken by the British government to reduce the regulatory uncertainty facing nuclear new-builds. It discusses key legal issues surrounding nuclear new-builds, including...

    Stirling, Nigel // Estates Gazette; 4/26/2008, Issue 816, p98 

    The article considers the closure of Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria, England and its impact on the county's economy. Up to 8,000 workers are expected to lose their jobs during the next 20 years as a result of the nuclear decommissioning process. According to Rosie Mathisen, director of...

  • 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.

    Beattie, Jeff // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 05/22/2000, Vol. 244 Issue 20, p56 

    Presents news briefs from the construction industry from across the United States (US) as of May 22, 2000. Accident at the Metrowest Water Supply Tunnel in Massachusetts; Selection of Montgomery Watson Inc. by the US Army Corps of Engineers to decommission a nuclear facility in Ohio; Addition...

  • 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.

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