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Jacobs to provide infrastructure support for UK LLWR
Jacobs has been selected by LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) to provide multi-disciplinary technical services at the UK’s disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste.
OPG cancels plans for nuclear waste store
Canada's Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has cancelled plans to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron in Canada, according to Canadian press reports.
Belgian regulator favours geological disposal
Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) on 15 June issued an opinion on a proposal regarding the final disposal of high-level radioactive and/or long-lived waste,...
IAEA launches spent fuel and radioactive waste database
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in close cooperation with the European Commission and the OECD/NEA, has launched a new database for used fuel and radioactive waste...
Nuvia awarded a place on Higher Activity Waste Framework
NUVIA, as the leader of the ORCHID consortium of companies, has won a place on a four-year contract to deliver engineering design support to the UK's Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)...
Ukraine hopes to complete used fuel storage by September
Energoatom said that construction and installation work at the construction site of the Centralised Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) must be completed by the end of September 2020.
UK's LLWR awards metal framework contracts
UK-based LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) has awarded a four-year framework contract, worth up to £65 million, for the treatment of metallic radioactive waste.
Jacobs to study irradiated graphite for UK Radioactive Waste Management Ltd
US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM), a subsidiary of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), to study the release...
Ignalina announces tender for waste storage
Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which has been closed for ten years and is undergoing decommissioing, on 28 March announced a tender to select a contractor for the...
Canada’s NWMO publishes report on nuclear waste management
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...