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Bradwell completes treatment of fuel element debris

22 June 2017

Bradwell FED removal - 48 (Magnox)All the fuel element debris waste at the UK's Bradwell nuclear power plant has now been treated to reduce the radiological risk at the site, Magnox Ltd announced yesterday. Removal of the waste is an important step towards Bradwell's planned closure, it said.

Planning begins for Swedish encapsulation plant

12 June 2017

Copper_canister_(SKB-Lindqvist)-48Systems design and safety analysis work has begun for a planned encapsulation plant as part of Swedish waste and fuel management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's plans for managing the country's radioactive waste.

Areva-EWN to dismantle Brunsbüttel internals

09 June 2017

Brunsbuttel NPP - 48Vattenfall has awarded a contract to dismantle and package the reactor pressure vessel internals of the Brunsbüttel nuclear power plant in Germany to the Areva-EWN Consortium. The work should be completed by 2020.

Monju decommissioning plan approved

16 June 2017

Monju FBR - 48The basic plan for decommissioning Japan's Monju prototype fast breeder reactor has been officially adopted by the government-appointed team to oversee the task. According to the plan, decommissioning of Monju is expected to take 30 years to complete.

Lithuania starts hot tests at solid waste facility

09 June 2017

Ignalina SWMSF - 48The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania has taken another step forward in the decommissioning process with the start today of hot trials, using radioactive materials, of the new Solid Radioactive Waste Management and Storage Facility. The milestone was announced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Licence renewal for Canadian waste facility

01 June 2017

WWMF - 48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has renewed the operating licence for Ontario Power Generation's Western Waste Management Facility until 31 May 2027. Meanwhile, OPG has responded to requests for information from the federal government about its proposed Deep Geologic Repository for the permanent disposal of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste from its nuclear power plants.