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Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

Posiva plugs repository demonstration tunnel

The full-scale in situ system test at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility near Olkiluoto has proceeded to the concreting phase in the construction of the end plug for the deposition tunnel, Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced.

Waste & Recycling 09 May 2019


Final testing of Chernobyl used fuel store

Final testing of Chernobyl used fuel store

Final system-wide trials began yesterday of the new dry interim used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The facility is expected to be handed over to the state-owned enterprise Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the coming months.

Waste & Recycling 07 May 2019


US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senate committee to discuss waste management reforms

US Senator John Barrasso has released a discussion draft of legislation that would reform the country's nuclear waste management policy to ensure the federal government's legal obligations to dispose of used nuclear fuel and high-level waste are fulfilled.

Waste & Recycling 25 April 2019


GNS announces storage cask order

GNS announces storage cask order

Germany's PreussenElektra has placed an order for 12 CASTOR used fuel transport and storage casks with GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service. The supplier said the deal was worth "well over" EUR20 million (USD22.6 million).

Waste & Recycling 17 April 2019


Fuel removal starts at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Fuel removal starts at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visited the Fukushima Daiichi site today as the process to remove used fuel from unit 3 officially began. It has taken several years for Tepco to remove debris from the reactor building service floor and prepare for this work to reduce the hazard at the accident site.

Waste & Recycling 15 April 2019


New technology allows in-situ waste characterisation

New technology allows in-situ waste characterisation

Personnel from the US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management working at Idaho National Laboratory are using new technology to perform in-situ characterisation of the contents of hundreds of radioactive waste containers prior to shipment for permanent disposal.

Waste & Recycling 12 April 2019


Viewpoint: Sharing knowledge in European radwaste management

Viewpoint: Sharing knowledge in European radwaste management

All countries in Europe have a common interest in ensuring that radioactive waste management is done in a way that guarantees safety and security today and also in the long term, writes Charles McCombie, president of Arius Association.

Perspectives 12 April 2019


Georgia legacy waste management project launched

Georgia legacy waste management project launched

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has launched an international procurement process for the design of facilities to manage legacy radioactive waste in Georgia. The SSM is coordinating the two-year EU project as well as providing one-sixth of the EUR1 million (USD1.1 million) funding.

Waste & Recycling 11 April 2019


Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Orano TN's NUHOMS dry storage systems will be allowed to store used nuclear fuel with significantly shorter cooling times and higher decay heat under licensing amendments approved by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 10 April 2019


Nuclear energy is a key part of China's Belt and Road policy

Nuclear energy is a key part of China's Belt and Road policy

China wants to promote nuclear energy cooperation in the 'Belt and Road', and is focusing on new technology deployment and completing its radioactive waste management strategy, a conference in Beijing heard. The Belt and Road Initiative is a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in 152 countries and international organisations.

Nuclear Policies 03 April 2019