Waste and Recycling rss

High-level waste arrives in Japan

23 April 2014

Pacific Grebe 48The fourth and largest shipment so far of high-level waste from the UK to Japan has been completed. All such waste, resulting from the reprocessing of used reactor fuel, should be returned from the UK to Japan by the end of the decade.

CB&I to decommission floating reactor

14 April 2014

Sturgis_at_James_River_(Bloodgood_US ACE)_48The USA's only floating nuclear power plant will be decommissioned by CB&I under a $34.7 million contract. The MH-1A reactor provided power to the Panama Canal zone before being shut down in 1976.

South Africa launches radwaste agency

04 April 2014

LLW disposal at Vaalputs 48The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute has been formally launched by South Africa's energy minister. It will be responsible for the management and disposal of the country's radioactive waste.

Chimney work changes Sellafield skyline

17 April 2014

Windscale_pile_chimney_April_2014_(Sellafield)_48Work to decommission the iconic filter gallery on the last remaining chimney from the UK's historic Windscale reactors has reached the half-way point.

Contractor sought to remove historic reactor core

07 April 2014

SGHWR_(RSRL)_48Research Sites Restoration Ltd is looking for bidders for a £40-60 million ($66-100 million) project to design, test and build the specialist equipment to remove the core from the UK's prototype steam generating heavy water reactor.

First half of Chernobyl cover on the move

01 April 2014

Chernobyl arch movement 48The first half of the Chernobyl arch has been assembled. It is now being gradually moved to make way for construction of the other half.