Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling
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


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


SAFSTOR chosen for Three Mile Island decommissioning

SAFSTOR chosen for Three Mile Island decommissioning

Exelon Generation has filed its detailed plan for decommissioning unit 1 at Three Mile Island in Pennsyvlania, but says the plant will remain in operation if the state enacts a policy solution to preserve nuclear capacity.

Waste & Recycling 08 April 2019


Kansai awaits MOX return for Takahama 3 and 4

Kansai awaits MOX return for Takahama 3 and 4

Kansai Electric Power Company will receive a shipment of MOX fuel assemblies in 2020, according to a report in Asahi Shimbun. They would be used at Takahama 3 and 4, which are among the nine reactors operating in Japan. Mixed oxide fuel, or MOX, is nuclear fuel made from reprocessed plutonium and uranium.

Waste & Recycling 02 April 2019


Xi and Macron discuss reprocessing project

Xi and Macron discuss reprocessing project

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed common goals for nuclear power and the fight against climate change in bilateral talks held on 25 March during Xi's three-day state visit to France. Macron's statement specifically mentioned the long-awaited project for cooperation to build a plant to reprocess China's used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 27 March 2019


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