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Transfer of damaged used fuel begins from Russia’s Lepse
The first batch of used fuel assemblies from Russia’s Lepse floating technical base (PTB) was delivered to the Atomflot base in Murmansk, Russian state nuclear corporation...
Finland begins construction of encapsulation plant
Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva announced on 23 September that it had laid the foundation stone for the encapsulation plant at its planned final deep geologic...
Ukraine used fuel store ready for commissioning
US-based Holtec International announced on 23 September that it has completed pre-commissioning cold testing at the €380m ($416m) ISF-2 interim used fuel processing and storage...
Ignalina begins construction radwaste storage facility
At Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, construction has begun of a storage facility for low-level radioactive waste, INPP’s press service reported on 19 September.
Cavendish wins Canadian contract
UK-based Cavendish Nuclear has secured a contract in Canada to provide consultancy services to support licensing of a used fuel transportation package and assessments for long-term...
Enec and Tenex renew memorandum on fuel cycle management
The UAE’s Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Russian nuclear trading company Techsnabexport on 12 September renewed a 2017 memorandum of understanding on exploring...
Russia and Germany to cooperate on radioactive waste management
A five-way international scientific cooperation agreement was signed in September by German and Russian organisations engaged in research and development of joint approaches and...
Canada develops safer fuel containers
Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) announced on 21 August that it is using copper to clad used nuclear fuel containers for safer storage.
Another contract for Finnish repository
Finnish construction company YIT and nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy have signed an agreement on another mining contract for Posiva's underground used nuclear fuel...
Canada and Korea renew radwaste cooperation
Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD) have renewed their co-operation and knowledge-sharing agreement.
Russia to supply waste management equipment to India’s Kudankulam
SverdNIIhimmash, part Atomenergomash (the Engineering Division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom) on 9 August signed an agreement with Atomstroyexport (also part of...
US NRC certifies new Holtec transport package
US-based Holtec International announced on 13 August that its HI-STAR 100MB transport package had been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and was "destined to...
GNS earns ASME authorisation for its casks
Germany’s GNS announced on 30 July that it had earned a Certificate of Authorisation N3 from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) after undergoing a rigorous survey.
Dry storage authorised for Spain’s Cofrentes NPP
Spain’s Environment Ministry has authorised the construction of an on-site dry storage facility for used nuclear fuel at Iberdrola's Cofrentes NPP in Valencia.
Skanska wins contract for Finnish encapsulation plant
Swedish construction company Skanska has signed an agreement with Finnish waste management company Posiva on the construction of an encapsulation plant for used nuclear fuel for about...
Bechtel signs co-operation agreement with Deep Isolation
Nuclear waste disposal solutions company Deep Isolation and engineering and construction company Bechtel National in the USA have announced a cooperative agreement on sales,...
Finland begins construction of used fuel encapsulation plant
Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced the start of construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at Eurajoki, near the Olkiluoto in western Finland.
Accelerated decommissioning planned for Crystal River
US utility Duke Energy on 30 May announced plans to decommission the single-unit Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida by 2027.