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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
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...
Orano completes FOAK used fuel transfer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...