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Contracts for new Dounreay waste store

24 November 2015

Dounreay - new HLW store - 48The planned construction of a new high-level waste storage facility at the UK's Dounreay site is progressing with the award of three contracts. The £22 million ($33 million) facility will be an extension to the existing Dounreay Cementation Plant.

Sweden's voluntarism approach to waste validated by regulator

18 November 2015

Forsmark is the best site for Sweden to dispose of used nuclear fuel, said the country's safety regulator, endorsing the site selection process which was based on volunteering municipalities.

Licence granted for Finnish used fuel repository

12 November 2015

Olkiluoto repository 48The Finnish government has today granted a construction licence to waste management specialist Posiva for a used nuclear fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility at Olkiluoto.

Cold testing complete at UK vitrification plant

20 November 2015

GeoMelt_demo_plant_(NNL)_48A demonstration plant to vitrify radioactive waste has completed initial commissioning prior to its deployment at the UK's Sellafield site. The full-scale GeoMelt In-Container Vitrification (ICV) plant is a collaboration between the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and US radioactive waste management specialist Kurion.

Sites shortlisted for Australian waste facility

13 November 2015

The Australian government has shortlisted six sites for further evaluation and public consultation for a national radioactive waste management facility. The final site selection is expected to be made next year.

High-level waste transfer makes history

12 November 2015

Canister_emplacement__WVDP_(DOE_EM)_48Five canisters of vitrified high-level waste (HLW) from a former nuclear fuel reprocessing plant have been placed in long-term outdoor storage, in a first for US decommissioning.