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DOE explores foreign vitrification technology
22 February, 2024
Jeff Avery Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department...
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EC approves Belgian nuclear melting furnace
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 by The European Commission (EC) has approved development by Belgian Research Centre (SCK-CEN) and the Liège-based Centre for Metallurgical Research (CRM) of an advanced smelter for...

Innovative equipment for handling spent nuclear fuel sent to Akkuyu NPP
Thursday, February 15, 2024 by JSC Ruspolimet in Vyksa (Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region) has shipped the lead transport and packaging container TUK-137T.A1 manufactured for the Akkuyu NPP under construction in...

CoRWM highlights waste considerations in SMR deployment
Thursday, February 15, 2024 by A position paper by the UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) looks at the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) and advanced modular reactors (AMRs) and...

Swedish regulator approves extended intermediate storage for used fuel
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM - Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) has approved radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering’s (SKB’s) renewed safety report for...

Russia’s Mayak begins installation of sixth electric furnace
Tuesday, February 06, 2024 by Installation has begun of a new electric furnace – the EP 250/6 – at Russia’s Mayak Production Association in Ozersk. This is part of a major upgrade of Mayak’s technology for...

Xcel Energy awards Orano contract for dry fuel storage systems
Friday, February 02, 2024 by Xcel Energy has awarded a multi-year contract to TN Americas, a subsidiary of Orano Nuclear Packaging & Services (NPS) to provide onsite dry fuel storage solutions to the US...

Work begins on new panel for US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by Work has begun to mine a new panel at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico, according to DOE’s Office of Environmental Management...

NUKEM completes test set-up for solidification plant
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by Germany-based NUKEM Technologies (a subsidiary of Rosatom) announced that the experimental set-up for its state-of-the-art solidification plant has been completed. NUKEM, an...

Another UK community expresses interest in hosting geological disposal facility
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), part of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has welcomed the establishment of a new Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) Working Group in...

Leningrad NPP prepares used fuel handling complex to support decommissioning
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by At Russia’s Leningrad NPP, the capacities of the complex for handling used nuclear fuel are being developed to support the decommissioning of the RBMK-1000 power units....

KHNP and Japan’s IHI to co-operate on radwaste disposal
Friday, January 26, 2024 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a follow-up memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan's IHI Corporation (formerly Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries) and the...

Sogin to collaborate with JRC on nuclear dismantling strategy
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), the state-owned company responsible for decommissioning NPPs, has signed a collaboration agreement with the European...

More time needed for safety statement on Finland’s planned used fuel repository
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 by Finland’s Radiation & Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK – Säteilyturvakeskus) in its monitoring report from the last third of 2023 indicates that Posiva Oy, which is responsible for...

Canada’s nuclear regulator authorises construction of waste facility
Thursday, January 11, 2024 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has amended the nuclear research and test establishment operating licence held by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for Chalk...

Spain’s new radwaste plan supports nuclear phase-out
Wednesday, January 03, 2024 by Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved the seventh General Plan for Radioactive Waste (PGRR - Plan General de Residuos Radiactivos), proposed by the Ministry for Ecological...

Operations begin at Ukraine’s used fuel dry storage facility
Tuesday, January 02, 2024 by Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom says it has begun transporting used nuclear fuel from its operating reactors to the newly built and commissioned Holtec-engineered Central Spent...

First waste package for new Sellafield store
Thursday, December 21, 2023 by Sellafield’s newly-opened Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store (BEPPS) has received its first box of nuclear waste.

German Ministry cancels logistics centre for Konrad repository
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety (BMUV - Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz)...

IAEA reviews Belgium’s radioactive waste and used fuel
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team of experts...

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