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Deep borehole repository 'cost-effective' option for Slovenia's nuclear waste
13 January, 2022
A preliminary study by the Slovenian Radioactive Waste...
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Contract awarded for plans to construct Asse interim storage facility in Germany
Thursday, January 13, 2022 by Germany’s Federal Association for Final Storage (BGE) has taken another step towards retrieving the radioactive waste from the former Asse II salt mine in the district of...

Finland applies for licence to operate world’s first used fuel final disposal facility
Thursday, January 06, 2022 by Finland’s radioactive waste management company, Posiva Oy, said on 30 December that it had submitted its application to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) for...

Swedish government approves extension of final repository
Thursday, December 30, 2021 by The Swedish government on 22 December approved SKB’s application to extend the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste (SFR) in Forsmark.

EnergySolutions and Laurentis Energy Partners support new Canadian waste facility
Thursday, December 30, 2021 by EnergySolutions Canada on 22 December announced a contract with Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, to provide licence support for a new...

US certification for NAC International's OPTIMUS-L transport packaging
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 by NAC International Inc. announced it has received US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certification for the OPTIMUS®-L version of its versatile OPTImal Modular...

Deep Isolation says deep borehole disposal a cost-effective option
Friday, December 17, 2021 by Deep borehole disposal is a viable, cost-effective solution for all of the high-level and intermediate-level long-lived nuclear waste that is being temporarily stored by five...

UK Sellafield packages all foreign-owned wasted ready for return
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Sellafield announced that it had packaged all foreign-owned wasted ready for return

Oil industry cleaning process used at UK’s Harwell site
Monday, December 13, 2021 by Technology commonly used in the oil and gas industry has been adapted for use in the nuclear industry for Magnox Harwell, resulting in millions of pounds in savings for the taxpayer,...

NUKEM wins contract from Belgian waste agency
Monday, December 13, 2021 by Germany-based NUKEM Technologies (part of Rosatom) announced it has won a tender launched by Belgian National Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials...

Deep Isolation acquires Freestone Environmental Services
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 by US-based Deep Isolation, a specialist in used fuel and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, announced that it had acquired Freestone Environmental Services,...

EDF and Veolia create Waste2Glass joint venture
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by EDF and Veolia announced they are creating Waste2Glass, an equally-owned joint venture to develop a new sector based on Veolia's Geomelt® vitrification technology.

US DOE relaunches search for used nuclear fuel disposal site
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 30 November issued a request for information on a consent-based siting process that would be used to identify sites to store US used nuclear fuel.

Australia selects waste disposal site
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by Australia’s federal government announced that it has formally selected Napandee, a 211 hectare property near the town of Kimba on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula as the site for...

Škoda JS develops storage cask for Czech repository
Thursday, November 25, 2021 by By producing a model of a storage packaging assembly (cask) for used fuel from the Dukovany and Temelín NPPs in the planned underground repository, Czech engineering company Škoda JS...

Jacobs wins two nuclear contracts in Czech Republic
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by US-based Jacobs said that it had won two new contracts to support the Czech nuclear sector with radioactive waste management services.

Bilfinger to recover radwaste from Asse salt mine
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Germany’s Bilfinger said that, on behalf of the Federal Association for Final Storage (BGE), a team of experts is developing special devices with which thousands of barrels with low...

Germany closes Gorleben salt dome
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The closure of Germany’s Gorleben mine was announced on 17 September in a joint press release from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear...

China opens first HLW vitrification plant
Friday, September 17, 2021 by China's first plant for the vitrification of radioactive waste has been officially put into operation in the city of Guangyuan, Sichuan Province, according to the China Atomic...

Five companies selected in NDA waste segregation competition
Friday, September 17, 2021 by The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced that five UK companies have progressed through to the next phase of a £5.5 million radioactive waste segregation competition.

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