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  1. EU needs to address nuclear decommissioning inconsistencies

    Capgemini, the energy consultancy, has produced a report recommending more regulation for the EU's nuclear decommissioning sector. Their annual energy market report has pinpointed the discrepancies in the costs of decommissioning nuclear power plants across member states and says greater transparency is required. Capgemini said gross provisions for decommissioning and long-term spent fuel management at nuclear power plants work out at €4.7bn per reactor in Germany , compared to just €1.2bn in France and €3.38bn in Britain. Even if France's nuclear fleet of 58 reactors is much bigger than Germany's 17 reactors, economies of scale from the standardisation of processes look too big to account for such a difference by themselves, according to the consultancy. "Establishing what methodology is used to estimate the overall cost is essential, but it is never explained in annual reports, with each player relying on the estimates of their own experts in that area," Capgemini said in the 17 th edition of its market report. Nuclear operators like France's EDF, Germany's E.ON and RWE and Sweden's Vattenfall all use different discount and inflation rates to calculate the present value of long-term liabilities and the parameters for these calculations are left to individual companies to decide, the consultancy said. "For obvious reasons to do with transparency, it is urgent that a process be instituted at European level ... similar to the international regulatory framework for banks (Basel III) following the financial crisis that affected most European countries." The report also identifies strong disparities with regards to nuclear operators' legal obligations in terms of covering these future costs, it said.

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    Tue, 3 Nov 2015

  2. Westinghouse Picked for Nuclear Decommissioning Activities in the UK

    Sellafield Ltd. picked Westinghouse Electric as part of two consortiums to perform separate decommissioning activities at the Sellafield site in the U.K.

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    Thu, 28 Jan 2016

  3. Costain wins nuclear decommissioning contract valued at over US $118MM

    Costain has won a £75 million (US $118 million) contract as part of the Bradwell nuclear power station clean up for nuclear decommissioning firm Magnox South Ltd.

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    Wed, 29 Sep 2010

  4. German nuclear decommissioning poses a ‘nightmare scenario’ - report

    A report by the German Green Party has warned that the funds set aside for the decommissioning of the country’s nuclear power plants are insufficient.

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    Thu, 30 Jul 2015

  1. CGN signs nuclear decommissioning & cooperation deal

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    Thu, 25 Jun 2015

  2. Cogen, SCR and Nuclear Decommissioning Tabbed as "Projects of the Year" Winners

    The Delesto 2 cogeneration plant is reported to be the largest cogeneration plant in the Netherlands and also one of the largest in Europe. According to Marcel Bartelink, plant manager of Delesto, the plant has operated at 97.2 percent availability during the first year of its operation.

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    Fri, 1 Dec 2000

  3. Entergy’s nuclear decommissioning plan still in the works

    Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said its detailed decommissioning plan for the 605-MW Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is still being worked out.

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    Thu, 8 May 2014

  4. Doosan-led consortium chosen for UK nuclear decommissioning

    The Doosan Keltbray Consortium has been chosen as preferred bidder for £28m worth of decommissioning work at Magnox’s Trawsfynydd nuclear power plant in Wales.

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    Thu, 9 Jan 2014

  5. Exelon nuclear decommissioning

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has finalized the transfer of the possession license for the Zion Nuclear Power Station in Illinois from Exelon Generating Co. LLC to ZionSolutions LLC effective Sept. 1.

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    Wed, 1 Sep 2010

  6. EC gives EUR500m to nuclear decommissioning in Eastern Europe

    The European Commission is to give EUR500m ($666m) towards the decommissioning of ageing Soviet-type nuclear reactors in Eastern Europe.

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    Thu, 24 Nov 2011

  7. Nuclear power plant land contract signed

    UK-based nuclear developer NuGen signed a land contract with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) for the three reactors planned for the Moorside nuclear power plant.

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    Thu, 16 Jul 2015

  8. Sellafield nuclear cleanup in the UK facing govt takeover

    The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is reviewing a $34 billion contract to oversee cleanup of the Sellafield nuclear site after repeated delays, cost overruns, and serious management missteps.

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    Fri, 21 Jun 2013

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