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NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on its environmental review of proposed cleanup work at the former Northeast Church Rock uranium mine in New Mexico. The proposal would allow mine owner United Nuclear Corporation to transfer contaminated soil from the mine for disposal at the former Church Rock uranium mill.

Waste & Recycling 15 February 2019


NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a request by CB&I Areva MOX Services to terminate the construction authorisation for the partially built mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River in South Carolina.
 

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2019


Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

While commissioning of some of the equipment and technological systems within the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement progresses, many of the systems are now in operation.

Waste & Recycling 08 February 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


Bilibino unit 1 prepared for decommissioning

Bilibino unit 1 prepared for decommissioning

The Russian regulator has approved the start of decommissioning work at unit 1 of the Bilibino nuclear power plant in Chukotka. Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced yesterday it had received a 15-year licence to operate the unit without power generation.

Waste & Recycling 24 January 2019


Dismantling of Oskarshamn 2 internals completed

Dismantling of Oskarshamn 2 internals completed

The decommissioning of unit 2 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden has passed a major milestone with the completion of the segmentation of the reactor internals.

Waste & Recycling 22 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


US company demonstrates innovative waste disposal concept

US company demonstrates innovative waste disposal concept

Berkeley, California-based private company Deep Isolation has successfully placed and then retrieved a prototype nuclear waste canister hundreds of metres underground via a borehole, in a test the company described as the first of its kind.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2019