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Ignalina announces tender for waste storage
02 April, 2020
Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which has been closed for ten...
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Canada’s NWMO publishes report on nuclear waste management
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 by Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) expects to select a single, preferred site for a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel by 2023, according to its...

US regulator issues EIS for New Mexico interim storage facility
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a draft environmental impact statement for Holtec International's proposed construction of a consolidated HI-STORE interim...

US GAO criticises DOE handling of Hanford site
Monday, February 24, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) needs to do more to prevent the failure of radioactively contaminated facilities at the nuclear weapons production site at Hanford in Washington...

Studsvik granted patents for Waste Treatment Technology
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Sweden’s Studsvik has been granted patents for Treatment of Organic Radioactive Waste and Contaminated Sludge Removal.

UK sets out approach to evaluate sites for geological disposal facility
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The UK Radioactive Waste Management on 18 February published its approach to geological disposal facility (GDF) site evaluation in England and Wales.

Sweco to design Swedish repository
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Swedish engineering consultancy company Sweco has been commissioned by waste and fuel management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB) to design the planned used nuclear...

Trump withdraws support for Yucca Mountain
Monday, February 10, 2020 by US President Donald Trump on 6 February signalled a change of policy on plans to construct a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Tradebe Inutec begins work on Winfrith waste facility
Monday, February 10, 2020 by UK Tradebe Inutec has launched the groundwork and construction phase of the first new permanent facility to be built at the Winfrith site in Dorset, England, for 20 years.

Italy ships radwaste for treatment in Slovakia
Monday, February 03, 2020 by The first shipment of 162 drums containing radioactive resins and sludge from the Caorso nuclear plant left Italy for treatment at the Bohunice treatment and conditioning plant...

Indigenous community rejects waste repository plans in Ontario
Monday, February 03, 2020 by The 4500-member Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) announced on 31 January that 85% of those casting ballots had rejected the construction of a deep geologic repository at the Bruce...

Orano completes FOAK used fuel transfer
Monday, January 20, 2020 by Orano TN has completed the transfer and storage of used fuel to a canister with a higher than usual heat load using its Extended Optimised Storage (EOS) dry storage system.

UK updates radioactive waste inventory
Friday, January 17, 2020 by The UK has a total of 4,560,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste, according to the 2019 United Kingdom Radioactive Waste & Materials Inventory, published on 10 January.

GNS wins contract from Taiwan for containers
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service (GNS) has been awarded a contract by Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for the development of containers for the transport and interim...

Canada narrows site selection for repository
Thursday, November 28, 2019 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced that it is advancing the site selection process for a deep geological repository for Canada’s used nuclear fuel.

SKB’s final repository application receives approvals
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Swedish nuclear waste company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB) announced that that the Land and Environment Court had recommended approval of its application to extend the existing...

US companies co-operate on waste management
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in used nuclear fuel (UNF) and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, on 11 November signed a cooperative agreement with...

Landfill site delayed at Oak Ridge, but cleanup continues
Monday, November 04, 2019 by The planned release of a draft record of decision (ROD) for a landfill facility at the Oak Ridge Site has been delayed until December.

Posiva contracts US Bond Technologies to supply welding system
Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Finnish waste management company Posiva has contracted Bond Technologies of the USA to manufacture, install and commission a friction stir welding system for sealing copper...

Swedish regulator recommends approval repository extension
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SRSA) said on 24 October that it had reviewed and recommended the approval SKB’s application for an extension and continued operation of the...

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