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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.
Used fuel transfer to resume at US San Onofre NPP
US power utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has been approved to resume efforts to transfer used nuclear fuel at the two unit San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) into...
Milestone achieved for Finnish repository project
Finnish waste management company Posiva, jointly owned by Finnish nuclear utilities Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, said on 3 May that the full-scale in situ system test (FISST) at...
Ansto to complete new Mo-99 waste facility in 2020
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said on 9 April that construction of a first-of-a-kind facility to immobilise waste from the production of...
Tender launched for design of radwaste store in Georgia
The European Union (EU) has approved EUR1 million in funding for a two-year project to design a processing facility and an interim storage facility for radioactive waste in Georgia....
NRC approves licence amendment for NUHOMS
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a licensing amendment for a number of Orano's NUHOMS dry storage systems, increasing the types of fuel they are permitted to store.
New facility opened at Sellafield
The UK’s Sellafield site has launched a new plant that will support the clean-up of two of its historic nuclear waste stores.
Toshiba team extracts elements from vitrified waste
Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation said on 19 March that that it has established redox treatment technology for metal-oxide to minimise secondary radioactive...
GNS to supply spent fuel casks to Gundremmingen
GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order to supply 47 CASTOR® V/52 transport and storage casks to Germany's Gundremmingen nuclear plant, operated by RWE Nuclear GmbH.
Search for UK repository site resumes
Radioactive Waste Management, a subsidiary of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has begun the process of finding a host community and a suitable site for a deep...
Safety case submitted for Belgian waste repository
Belgium’s radioactive waste management agency Ondraf/Niras on 5 February resubmitted an amended safety case to the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) as part of its application...
US company demonstrates waste retrieval technique
California-based private company Deep Isolation has demonstrated that prototype canisters for nuclear waste can be successfully placed and retrieved thousands of feet underground.