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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.
Swedish repository expansion given regulatory approval
Swedish nuclear waste management company SKB said that it will be granted a permit under the Environmental Code for extended operations at its final repository for short-lived...
Radioisotope waste recycling to begin in Belgium
The radioactive residues arising from the production of radioisotopes accumulated on the site of Belgium’s National Institute for Radioelements (IRE) at Fleurus are to be recycled.
Framatome develops non-destructive analysis for waste containers
France’s Framatome said on 18 December that it is developing mobile technology for non-destructive analysis of radioactive waste containers.
Three waste contracts for France’s Cyclife
EDF subsidiary Cyclife announced on 9 November that it has been awarded three contracts to treat waste metal from nuclear energy operations in Spain, Finland and the UK.
IAEA conducts joint mission to Spain
The International Atomic Energy Agency has for the first time combined two different peer reviews in one mission to look at Spain's regulatory framework for nuclear and...
France’s Orano and CEA seek solution to Fukushima waste problem
Innovative radioactive waste vitrification technology, developed in France, is being investigated for possible use at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP in Japan, French nuclear...
UK research initiative on radwaste
A GBP9.4 million ($12.2m) research programme will link experts from the nuclear industry with UK academics and PhD students to tackle challenges in dealing with radioactive waste, the...