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Winfrith nuclear site licence expected for Tradebe Inutec
08 November, 2017
UK radioactive waste treatment and disposal services Tradebe Inutec...
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European contract for Italy’s Sogin
Monday, November 06, 2017 Italian state-owned decommissioning and waste management company Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari (Sogin) has signed an eight-year framework contract with the European...

Vitrification melters for Hanford
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 The assembly of the world's two largest melters to vitrify low-level waste at the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site has been completed ahead of schedule, Hanford announced last week.

Excavation work resumes at WIPP
Monday, October 23, 2017 The mining of salt from the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico is expected to resume shortly, WIPP said in a statement on 17 October.

Licence issued for Lithuanian waste facility
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) has issued a licence to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) for the operation of solid radioactive waste treatment and...

Groundwork completed for Finnish encapsulation plant
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy has revelaed that the excavations have been completed for the encapsulation plant near Olkiluoto.

Russia completes new fuel cask tests
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FCNRS), nuclear utility Rosenergoatom and the Mayak Production Association have completed the "hot tests" for new design...

Areva launches new used fuel storage system
Monday, October 02, 2017 New Areva announced on 29 September that nuclear logistics subsidiary, Areva TN, is launching the NUHOMS Matrix advanced used nuclear fuel storage system, with improved capacity...

IAEA launches initiative for sealed source management
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 19 September announced an initiative to establish qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed...

Russia and Japan to co-operate on waste management
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 On 7 September, during the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Alexey Likhachev, the Director General of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, and Toshio Kodama,...

Construction of Bulgarian waste repository begins
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Bulgaria started on 28 August began construction of a radioactive waste depot for the Kozloduy NPP. Germany-based Nukem Technologies, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom...

US waste repository now receives several shipments each week
Sunday, August 20, 2017 The US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southern New Mexico confirmed on 18 August that is now receiving three to four shipments a week, most of them from the Idaho...

First used fuel arrives at Mayak from Russia’s Andreeva Bay
Thursday, August 17, 2017 The first train carrying used nuclear submarine fuel from Russia’s Andreeva Bay arrived to the Mayak radiochemical plant in Ozersk from the Murmansk region on 14 August. The first...

Sellafield awards key contract to Amec and Interserve
Thursday, August 17, 2017 OneAIM, a joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve, has won a four-year GBP160m ($206m) framework contract to support reprocessing plants and facilities at the...

Regulatory approval for Holtec’s Chernobyl used fuel store
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRC) on 1 August approved integrated systems testing of the interim used fuel storage facility (ISF2) being built by US-based...

Japan begins search for waste disposal sites
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) on 28 July released a map identifying areas which are suitable for the disposal high-level radioactive waste pinpointing areas...

Studsvik licences radwaste treatement technology in China
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 A deal with Chinese firm Dynatech could see Studsvik’s fluid bed steam reforming (FBSR) process used for the treatment of radioactive waste in China.

Dry fuel storage completed at Kewaunee NPP
Sunday, July 16, 2017 NAC International has completed a dry fuel storage campaign at Dominion Energy's Kewaunee NPP in the USA four years after the unit was shut down

French repository needs to address four design issues
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said on 4 July that the project to construct an underground radioactive waste repository, the Centre Industriel...

Areva given licence for new waste cask
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Areva said on 21 June that French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) and Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) had approved the transport licence for...

Used fuel leaves Russia’s Andreeva Bay for Mayak
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 The first shipment of used nuclear fuel left the former naval base in Andreeva Bay in northwestern Russia on 27 June.

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