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NWMO expands international cooperation
17 May, 2018
Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced it has...
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IAEA coordinates South American project to remove radioactive sources
Friday, May 04, 2018 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27 disused highly radioactive sources from five South American countries in the largest such project it has...

Hanford vitrification plant faces criticism
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Federal investigators with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said problems, first identified six years ago, continue to affect the Hanford vitrification plant

Waste container erupts at US Idaho site
Monday, April 16, 2018 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on 12 April that a 55-gallon (208-litre) barrel of radioactive waste had ruptured the previous day at site that includes the Idaho...

Mayak to defuel old Beloyarsk reactors
Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Russia’s Production Association Mayak (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has begun the planned removal of used nuclear fuel from two decommissioned AMB reactor units at...

Loose bolt causes minor delay in fuel transfer at San Onfre
Monday, April 02, 2018 by The US works crews transferring used fuel at Edison’s San Onofre nuclear station from cooling pools into dry storage discovered a loose bolt inside one of the canisters on 5...

Orano and WCS to set up Texas waste facility
Monday, March 19, 2018 by Orano USA and US Waste Control Specialists (WCS) are to set up a joint venture to license a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel in Andrews County, Texas.

US funding for Ukraine used fuel store
Monday, February 19, 2018 by The US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has overseen a "political risk insurance contract" for Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) to be...

No decision on Swedish repository this year
Friday, January 26, 2018 by After receiving differing assessments on Sweden’s planned used fuel repository from the Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) and the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm, Environment...

Test drilling begins for Canadian repository
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) on 16 January completed drilling its first 1000m test hole in the Ignace area.

France’s Cigeo repository needs work
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Centre Industriel de Stockage Géologique (Cigéo) deep geologic repository project in Bure, northeastern France, is “technically mature”, but the plans will need additional work...

New melter for vitrification at US Savannah River Site
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by The first canisters of vitrified radioactive waste have been poured at a new melter at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina.

Three contracts for New Areva
Friday, December 29, 2017 by New Areva said on 18 December that it had signed three contracts in recent months totalling nearly €9m ($10.6m) for the treatment and management of radioactive waste at sites belonging...

Ansto orders equipment for radwaste facility
Thursday, December 14, 2017 by

Licence granted for Lithuanian repository
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by The Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, which is undergoing decommissioning, has been granted a licence by the State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) to construct and operate...

Kozloduy waste plant completed
Sunday, December 03, 2017 by Spain’s Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción and Belgium’s Belgoprocess have completed a plasma waste treatment facility at the Kozloduy nuclear plant in Bulgaria.

Waste storage begins in Fukushima
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by On 17 November, Japan began disposal of low-level radioactive waste generated by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Winfrith nuclear site licence expected for Tradebe Inutec
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 by UK radioactive waste treatment and disposal services Tradebe Inutec is expected to be confirmed as a Winfrith Nuclear Site Licensee by mid-2018.

European contract for Italy’s Sogin
Monday, November 06, 2017 by 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 by 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.

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