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UK tests borehole sealing technology
01 December, 2022
The UK’s Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) has sealed existing boreholes...
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US emplaces waste at new panel in WIPP and expands Idaho disposal facility
Friday, November 25, 2022 by US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews have begun emplacing defence-related transuranic (TRU) waste in Panel 8 of EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot...

GeoReN to support Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning in radwaste management
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND), which is responsible for radioactive waste management in Norway, has awarded an extensive framework agreement to Geological Repositories...

UK’s Forth Engineering wins two nuclear contracts
Thursday, November 10, 2022 by UK-based Forth Engineering has secured two separate contracts to carry out work on behalf of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) company Magnox. Forth successfully tendered to...

Oklo selected for US DOE project to enable recycling of used fuel
Friday, November 04, 2022 by Oklo, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Deep Isolation, and Case Western Reserve University have been awarded $6.1 million in funding by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to enable...

Tepco and Hitachi set up joint venture to produce used fuel storage
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by Tepco Holdings Co Ltd and Hitachi Zosen Co Ltd (Hitachi Shipbuilding) have set up a joint venture to establish a plant for manufacturing various core products necessary...

IAEA Mission Commends Malta’s Management of Radioactive Sources and Waste
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team of experts...

Milestone reached at US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Friday, October 28, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has announced that the last transuranic waste containers has been emplaced in Panel 7 of the underground...

TsNIITMASH completes tests of a transport cask mock-up for Brest used fuel
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Russia’s Institute of Materials Science of JSC NPO TsNIITMASH - part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash - has completed throw tests of a transport packaging...

Idaho resumes waste shipments to US WIPP facility
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Shipments of nuclear waste from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) site in eastern Idaho to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad in New Mexico have resumed...

Brazil resumes remediation of monazite waste
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) has resumed remediation of the Torta II packages at the Caldas Decommissioning Unit (UDC). Torta II is a radioactive residue, coming from the...

Melter starts up at US Hanford site
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by The US Hanford site vitrification plant has started heating the first of two 300-tonne melters at the $17 billion plant’s Low Activity Waste Facility with the goal of starting to...

Changes granted for used fuel storage at UK’s Hinkley Point C
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by The UK's Environment Agency has agreed to changes to the environmental permit for the Hinkley Point C NPP under construction in Somerset, UK. According to these changes, nuclear fuel...

KBR contracted to support UK Nuclear Waste Services
Friday, October 07, 2022 by Under a three-year agreement, US-based KBR has announced it will be shaping innovative future solutions to critical UK nuclear infrastructure following a contract award that advances...

Spain standardises on Holtec’s Multi-Purpose Canister
Friday, September 23, 2022 by US-based Holtec International has announced that its HI-STORM MPC used fuel storage technology has been selected for a fleet of six reactors at four sites in Spain. This procurement...

Work starts on Phase 2 of Korea’s waste disposal facility
Thursday, September 01, 2022 by A ground-breaking ceremony took place on 26 August for the second stage of Korea’s nuclear waste disposal facility at Corradium in the Korea Atomic Energy Environment...

Dry storage for used fuel begins operation at Argentina’s Atucha NPP
Thursday, September 01, 2022 by Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) has completed construction of a used fuel dry storage facility at unit 1 of its Atucha NPP. “Once the construction of the storage building...

Chernobyl NPP resumes radwaste processing
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) has resumed radwaste processing and disposal activities. On 21 August, ChNPP transferred the first batch of radioactive waste (RAW) for disposal...

Canada’s NWMO defers repository site selection to 2024
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) said it now anticipates that it will identify a preferred site by autumn 2024. NWMO has been engaged in a process to identify a...

Covra plans new waste storage building
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by The Netherlands’ Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (Covra) has said it plans to realise a new Multifunctional Storage Building (MOG). The MOG is specifically designed for...

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