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Russia clear to remove used fuel from Lepse cargo ship

Russia clear to remove used fuel from Lepse cargo ship

The removal of used nuclear fuel from the Lepse floating technical base can now begin thanks to the erection of a special protective cover at the Nerpa shipyard in Snezhnogorsk in the Murmansk region of Russia.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2018


SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

The reactor vessel of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) in Arkansas, which shut down over 45 years ago, has been placed in a carbon-steel container in preparation of its transport to a disposal site in Nevada.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2018


First waste transferred to mega disposal unit at Savannah River

First waste transferred to mega disposal unit at Savannah River

The first transfer of radioactive liquid waste from an underground waste tank to a "mega-volume" facility - Saltstone Disposal Unit 6 - has been completed at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site.

Waste & Recycling 11 October 2018


UK decommissioning research centre opens

UK decommissioning research centre opens

The Centre for Innovative Nuclear Decommissioning Engineering has officially opened in Workington with the aim of innovating and delivering future engineering leaders, supporting the UK's nuclear decommissioning programme in west Cumbria.

Waste & Recycling 05 October 2018


Jacobs secures Dounreay decommissioning work

Jacobs secures Dounreay decommissioning work

USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded two four-year framework agreements by the UK's Dounreay Site Restoration Limited to provide design and engineering services, and safety case production and peer review services.

Waste & Recycling 03 October 2018


Centrus to prepare Oak Ridge facility for demolition

Centrus to prepare Oak Ridge facility for demolition

Centrus Energy Corp has been awarded a USD15 million work authorisation by the US Department of Energy for decontamination and decommissioning to prepare the K-1600 facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for demolition.

Waste & Recycling 03 October 2018


IAEA completes Luxembourg waste management review

IAEA completes Luxembourg waste management review

Luxembourg's programme for managing its small amount of radioactive waste shows a commitment to safety and a pragmatic approach to waste management, but could be further enhanced by strengthening the national regulatory framework, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts has found.

Waste & Recycling 03 October 2018


Hunterston A storage pond clearance completed

Hunterston A storage pond clearance completed

Work to empty and decontaminate the former used fuel storage pond at the Hunterston A Magnox nuclear power plant in Scotland was recently completed, removing one of the site's highest hazards.

Waste & Recycling 02 October 2018


Korea expands cooperation with IAEA on radwaste 

Korea expands cooperation with IAEA on radwaste 

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has agreed to extend its existing cooperation and practical arrangements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Waste & Recycling 19 September 2018


Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Exelon Generation's Oyster Creek nuclear power plant retired from service yesterday after 49 years of electricity generation. The single-unit boiling water reactor was the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 18 September 2018