Decommissioning

Despite a looming energy crisis, one of Belgium’s seven nuclear reactors was disconnected from the grid last week. This follows legislation passed in 2003 requiring reactors to be shut down after 40 years of operation.
  • September 28, 2022
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The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson met executives from major nuclear utilities and technology companies to discuss ways of helping to speed up the development of new nuclear power stations. Johnson has announced that his government wants 25% of the country's electricity supply to be met by nuclear power.
  • March 23, 2022
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Belgium’s ministerial committee has decided that the country’s nuclear energy plants will be extended until 2035 – ten years longer than had previously been planned. Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten said: "Doel 4 et Tihange 3 reactors would together provide 2GW of electricity as a supplement to renewable energies. This would be sufficient to power approximately 1.5 million homes."
  • March 21, 2022
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With truly little hands-on experience and historical data to help cost estimates, nuclear power plant operators in Europe are tasked with the overly complex task of planning and executing the decommissioning of majority of its reactors. How do you tackle something you have never done before?
  • January 26, 2021
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90 meters higher than the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world - that would be the height if we were to stack all the nuclear waste created by Europe. With nuclear power being the second-largest source of clean energy after hydropower, there is bound to be more waste.
  • January 26, 2021
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