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Orano contracted to treat used fuel from Japan’s Fugen reactor
01 July, 2022
France’s Orano has signed a major contract with the Japan Atomic...
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IAEA reviews Slovenia’s waste management
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team said Slovenia has...

Canada’s NWMO completes successful engineering demonstration
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) said it had completed a full-scale demonstration of the engineered barriers that will safely contain and isolate Canada’s...

Orano and SeAH Besteel deliver storage casks for US utility
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by Orano TN Americas, a subsidiary of Orano NPS, and SeAH Besteel Co Ltd has completed and delivered the first dual-purpose used nuclear fuel dry storage cask manufactured for US utility...

First waste removed from Sellafield storage silo
Monday, June 13, 2022 by Teams at the UK’s Sellafield site are starting to remove the waste held inside the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, Sellafield Ltd has said.

New radwaste plant for Russia’s Angarsk ElectroChemical Combine
Friday, June 03, 2022 by Russia’s Angarsk ElectroChemical Combine (AECC) is to commission an innovative plant for sorting radioactively contaminated soils, the plant said on 31 May. Work has begun...

IAEA says Cyprus committed to safe management of radwaste
Thursday, June 02, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team said Cyprus...

Armenian NPP plans new radwaste and used fuel storage facilities
Thursday, June 02, 2022 by The Armenian NPP in Metsamor is preparing to build a new storage facility for low- and medium-level solid waste. The director of the station, Movses Vardanyan, said on 31 May. Before...

IAEA: Lithuania committed to safe management of radwaste
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team on 25 May...

Orano NPS signs agreement with South Korea for dry storage of used fuel
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by France’s Orano NPS, a subsidiary of Orano, said on 23 May that it had recently signed a cooperation agreement with South Korea’s Kepco E&C and SeAH Besteel for the development of...

US removes HEU from Japan
Friday, May 27, 2022 by The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has removed more than 30 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Japan. NNSA and Japan’s Ministry...

Defuelling of UK’s Hunterston B NPP begins
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by Workers have started removing used nuclear fuel from the reactors at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP in Scotland, EDF Energy said. The station stopped generating electricity in January....

Netherlands extends its radwaste storage
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by The Netherlands’ Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (Covra) in the Sloe area near Vlissingen said on 20 May that, after a construction period of five years, the new section of...

Rehabilitation of Tajikistan’s uranium tailing dumps to begin
Friday, May 20, 2022 by The Central Design and Technological Institute (JSC TsPTI - part of Rosatom fuel company TVEL) has won the tender for the development of working documentation and performance of work...

Orano NPS contracts EDF Cyclife to transport steam generators for dismantling
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by France’s Orano NPS, a subsidiary of Orano, said on 16 May it had recently signed a long-term contract with Cyclife, the EDF entity in charge of dismantling and nuclear waste...

IAEA mission finds progress in waste management in Denmark
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that an Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation...

Hanford achieves first transfer between tank waste treatment facilities
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by The US Hanford Site reported on 10 May that crews recently completed the first transfer of test water from the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant's (WTP) Effluent...

Final SRS transuranic waste arrives at US WIPP facility
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) said that the final container of legacy transuranic (TRU) waste from Savannah River Site (SRS) had arrived...

Posiva models groundwater chemistry in Olkiluoto
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Finland’s Posiva Oy has launched a project for modelling the groundwater chemistry in the bedrock of the site for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel far into the future using one...

Kazakhstan-China agreement on nuclear materials to be ratified
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Kazakh Majilis (parliament) on 27 April approved ratification of the agreement between Kazakhstan and China on the prevention of the movement of nuclear materials. The draft law...

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