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Dry fuel storage completed at Kewaunee NPP
16 July, 2017
NAC International has completed a dry fuel storage campaign at...
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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.

Canada continues search for repository site
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) said on 26 June that the communities of Central Huron and White River will no longer be considered as a potential host for a...

UK Magnox awards contract for vent filters
Friday, June 23, 2017 Amazon Filters Ltd, a F4N (Fit For Nuclear) approved manufacturer of Nuclear filtration products, has received a major order from Magnox.

Design of Swedish encapsulation plant underway
Thursday, June 08, 2017 The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) has started systems engineering and safety analysis work for a planned encapsulation plant, Clink, at Oskarshamn.

Construction permit for Ignalina repository
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Lithuania’s State Inspectorate for Physical Planning and Construction at the Ministry of the Environment has issued the Ignalina nuclear plant a building permit for a...

Spanish used fuel casks arrive in China
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Spain’s Equipos Nucleares SA (Ensa) has shipped its first ENUN 24P used fuel storage and transport cask to China.

Contract for waste transportation to WIPP
Monday, June 05, 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management Consolidated Business Centre on 1 June, announced it had awarded a five-year contract to Colorado-based CAST...

The US looks at steps needed to restart the Yucca Mountain project
Thursday, June 01, 2017 The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said on 31 May that the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) would need to rebuild their...

Canada’s regulator renews licence for Ontario waste facility
Thursday, June 01, 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 30 May announced its decision to renew Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) waste facility operating licence for the Western Waste...

Ignalina waste storage facility completed
Friday, May 26, 2017 The main construction work for the solid radioactive waste treatment and storage facility being built at the Ignalina NPP in Lithuania has been completed, Russian state...

Ukraine presses on with used fuel storage facility
Friday, May 19, 2017 Yury Nedashkovsky, president of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has confirmed progress in US Holtec International's preparations to build a Central Spent Fuel Storage...

Russia to use new-design used fuel casks
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FCNRS) said on 12 May that in September it will begin using TUK-1410 casks for the transport of used nuclear fuel from...

Hanford tunnel collapses
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 A tunnel partly collapsed on 9 May at a US plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, Reuters and other press organisations reported.

German government to take over waste storage
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service announced on 8 May that the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) had agreed to...

Permit issued to Lithuania’s used fuel store
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) said on 5 May that it had issued a permit for commercial operation of a new interim used fuel storage facility, the ISFSF...

Costs as expected for Finnish repository
Monday, April 24, 2017 Early construction contracts for Finland’s final deep geologic radioactive waste repository indicate costs meet expectations, but commodity price rises remain a long term risk,...

Fennovoima begins site election for used fuel store
Monday, April 03, 2017 Finnish company Fennovoima has begun preliminary site selection for the used nuclear fuel storage facility at the Hanhikivi-I NPP, under construction at Pyhäjoki in Finland by...

US considers reviving Yucca Mountain waste project
Friday, March 17, 2017 The US government’s fiscal 2018 budget plan for the Department of Energy (DOE) includes $120m to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada.

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