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WIPP upgrades makes progress

WIPP upgrades makes progress

Substantial progress is being made in capital improvement projects including the USD288 million Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant , the USA's only repository for transuranic wastes, according to the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2019


Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and AECOM of the USA have agreed to collaborate in providing decommissioning services to nuclear power plants in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 17 June 2019


North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

Consultancy company North Wind Inc is to develop a strategic plan that will assess the feasibility of relocating used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre nuclear plant to a "commercially reasonable, off-site facility" under a contract awarded by Southern California Edison.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

Work has begun on two large-scale permanent storage units for decontaminated waste material at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, where one of the so-called "mega units" is already in operation and another is under construction.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

Engineers at Lancaster University are developing computer systems for robots handling hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous - simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate.

Waste & Recycling 13 June 2019


Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Uranium enrichment company Urenco has today held a ceremony to mark the official opening of its Tails Management Facility at Capenhurst in the UK. The TMF will treat depleted uranium tails, a by-product of the enrichment process, by converting them from uranium hexafluoride into more chemically stable uranium oxide.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2019


US DOE changes waste interpretation

US DOE changes waste interpretation

The US Department of Energy has published a new interpretation of high-level radioactive waste in which reprocessing waste streams are defined by their radiological characteristics rather than solely on how they were made.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2019


NAC dry storage system selected for Three Mile Island

NAC dry storage system selected for Three Mile Island

NAC International Inc has announced it will supply its ultra-high capacity Magnastor systems for transportable dry used fuel storage at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant under a project award from Exelon Generation. The contract is the seventh for the Magnastor system.

Waste & Recycling 05 June 2019


Accelerated decommissioning for Crystal River

Accelerated decommissioning for Crystal River

US utility Duke Energy has announced plans to decommission the single-unit Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida by 2027. Decommissioning of the plant, which was permanently shut down in 2013, had originally been expected to take an additional 50 years to complete.

Waste & Recycling 31 May 2019


Ocean studies test waste management materials

Ocean studies test waste management materials

A partnership between Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation and Ocean Networks Canada has carried out its first six-month underwater experiment to better understand the behaviour of elements of the engineered-barrier system it plans to use in a deep geological repository. Ocean Networks Canada is an oceanographic research and monitoring arm of the University of Victoria.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2019