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Final used fuel removed from Lepse
16 June, 2021
The final 19 used fuel assemblies have been removed from Russia’s...
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WIPP management contract up for renewal
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) on 2 June issued the Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)...

Sellafield Ltd confirms contract with Metalcraft for waste storage boxes
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by Stainless Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans PLC’s Process Solutions and Rotating Equipment division, and Sellafield Limited have mutually agreed to exercise the option, to enter into...

Navajos protest against plans for radwaste transfer
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by Indigenous communities and environmental organisations are concerned about a proposed licence change that would allow uranium company United Nuclear Corp (UNC) to transfer 765,000...

Rosatom sets up environmental division
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by “Last year we not only became a federal operator for the management of industrial waste, we took this as a global task. An environmental division has been established at Rosatom,”...

DOE contract awarded for clean-up of INL site
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) on 27 May awarded Idaho Environmental Coalition (IEC) and the Idaho Clean-up Project (ICP) an End State...

US DOE prepares to tackle Hanford tank wastes
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) said on 25 May that its Office of River Protection (ORP) and its tank operations contractor Washington...

WSP to design expanded Forsmark repository
Thursday, May 27, 2021 by Sweden-based WSP said on 24 May that, together with Golder (now part of WSP) and Amberg it is to design expansion of the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste, in...

Posiva begins excavation of final deposition tunnels for final repository
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Finland’s Posiva Oyj, the operator responsible for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel, said on 7 May that it had started the excavation of the final disposal tunnels at Olkiluoto,...

Deep Isolation and Dominion co-operate on waste storage
Thursday, May 06, 2021 by US-based Deep Isolation, a specialist in used fuel and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, said on 4 May it had signed a cooperative agreement with Dominion...

Kazakhstan to build waste storage for contaminated soil from weapons test site
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) said on 29 April that it plans to build a radioactive waste storage facility on the territory of the former Semipalatinsk nuclear weapons...

Radwaste leak reported at US Hanford site
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by The Washington state Department of Ecology (WDE) on 29 April cited the US Department of Energy (DOE) as announcing that an underground radioactive and dangerous chemical waste...

Swedish municipality approves waste storage expansion
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by The Swedish municipality of Östhammar on 27 April approved Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's (SKB's) application to expand its final repository for short-lived radioactive waste, SFR,...

Slovakia to extend waste incineration plant as Jaslovské Bohunice IV decommissioning continues
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by The Slovak Environment Ministry on 23 April approved the extension of the radioactive waste treatment facility in Jaslovské Bohunice, based on an environmental impact assessment...

Operating licence issued for Ukraine dry storage facility
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by The collegium of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) on 22 April issued an operating licence for the ISF-2 dry used nuclear fuel storage facility constructed...

Cavendish wins funding for waste sorting system
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by UK-based Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, said on 19 April that it had won funding for its new OptiSORT system, which will be carried as...

Belarus regulator reveals plans for radwaste management
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by The head of radiation safety regulation at the Belarus Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (Gosatomnadzor), Victoria Antonova, told a...

Ignalina NPP to take waste from Lithuania’s decommissioned Maishyagala waste storage facility
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has received a permit from the State Inspectorate for Territorial Planning and Construction under the Ministry of Environment to...

China begins construction of underground lab to research waste disposal
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by China is building a massive underground laboratory to research disposal technologies for high-level radioactive waste, China Daily reported on 8 April. This will pave the way for...

New Mexico files lawsuit against NRC over waste facility plans
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by The US state of New Mexico on 29 March filed a 47-page lawsuit against the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) alleging insufficient oversight of a planned nuclear fuel storage site...

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