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Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

A new-generation core catcher has been installed at Kudankulam unit 3 which is currently under construction in India, Russia's AtomStroyExport has announced.
 

Waste & Recycling 09 December 2019


GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin joint venture Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC.

Waste & Recycling 04 December 2019


Holtec announces new cask technology developments

Holtec announces new cask technology developments

Holtec International has announced the launch of three new technologies that have been developed under its Project Cheetah initiative. These include a new storage and transport basket for VVER fuel; an improved storage cask design, and a new cask transporter.

Waste & Recycling 02 December 2019


British plutonium samples shipped to France

British plutonium samples shipped to France

A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide fuel.

Waste & Recycling 28 November 2019


Canadian repository search homes in on two sites

Canadian repository search homes in on two sites

Canada's search for a site to host a deep geological repository for its used nuclear fuel has been narrowed down to two potential locations in Ontario, the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation announced yesterday. NWMO is working to identify an acceptable site for the repository under a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management.

Waste & Recycling 27 November 2019


EBRD announces breakthrough in clean-up of Andreeva Bay

EBRD announces breakthrough in clean-up of Andreeva Bay

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced the retrieval of abandoned, highly radioactive used nuclear fuel assemblies from the bottom of Building 5 at Andreeva Bay in north-western Russian. Following the successful operation, radiation levels at the facility have fallen by over 40%, enabling further decommissioning work and removing "one of the most significant radiological risks to the Barent Sea region", the London-headquartered bank said.

Waste & Recycling 27 November 2019


Partnership to produce medical isotope from legacy waste

Partnership to produce medical isotope from legacy waste

Isotek Systems, TerraPower and the US Department of Energy have signed a public-private partnership agreement to use material recovered from a legacy uranium-233 inventory to increase the supply of the medical radioisotope actinium-225.

Waste & Recycling 25 November 2019


US legislature considers waste management reforms

US legislature considers waste management reforms

Draft legislation to update the US Department of Energy's ability to manage nuclear waste - passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday - would allow DOE to build and operate interim storage sites to consolidate used fuel from decommissioned reactors. Similar draft legislation has now been introduced in the US Senate.
 

Waste & Recycling 21 November 2019


China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China has approved the decommissioning plan for its first nuclear reactor - the Heavy Water Research Reactor, which will be undertaken by the China Institute of Atomic Energy. CIAE received government approval of the plan on 4 November.

Waste & Recycling 20 November 2019


MOX Services gets settlement deal for shuttered facility at Savannah River

MOX Services gets settlement deal for shuttered facility at Savannah River

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has reached a settlement agreement with MOX Services and its parent companies to resolve all contract closeout matters pertaining to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

Waste & Recycling 20 November 2019