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New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

Cavendish Nuclear has completed the handover of the Silos Maintenance Facility at the UK's Sellafield site. The plant will support the retrieval of waste from the site's legacy silos.

Waste & Recycling 21 March 2019


Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste has awarded a further three-year extension to the Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit Consultant contract to the Empresarios Agrupados/Nuvia Consortium. The contract will now run through to 2022.

Waste & Recycling 20 March 2019


Japanese team extracts elements from vitrified waste

Japanese team extracts elements from vitrified waste

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has developed oxidation-reduction treatment technology that enables certain elements to be extracted from vitrified high-level radioactive waste. The technology will allow for the reuse of those elements and a reduction in the volume of high-level waste to be disposed of.

Waste & Recycling 19 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


Sellafield silo has waste retrieval equipment installed

Sellafield silo has waste retrieval equipment installed

Installation has been completed of the equipment needed to remove material from the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo at the Sellafield site in the UK. Demonstration removal of waste is scheduled for later this year, with larger scale removal operations set to start in 2020.

Waste & Recycling 08 March 2019


Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Installation of a final cover has marked the end of physical work associated with the demolition of a former vitrification plant at the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's West Valley Demonstration Project, the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant to have operated in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 March 2019


Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, yesterday submitted a completed licence application for the construction of a low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Dessel.

Waste & Recycling 06 February 2019


Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Work to stabilise a 1688-foot (515-metre) long tunnel containing contaminated equipment from historic plutonium production activities at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State is over 75% complete.

Waste & Recycling 05 February 2019


US DUF6 conversion ahead of schedule

US DUF6 conversion ahead of schedule

The return to service of all seven uranium conversion production lines enabled the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management to convert over 5000 tonnes of depleted uranium hexafluoride - more than half its yearly target - to a more stable form within the first three months of fiscal 2019.

Waste & Recycling 25 January 2019


Swedish regulator supports repository expansion

Swedish regulator supports repository expansion

A permit for the expansion of the existing SFR repository for low- and intermediate-level waste should be granted under the Sweden's Environmental Code, the country's Radiation Safety Authority has recommended to the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2019