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Final voyage for Atlantic Osprey

22 August 2014

Atlantic_Osprey_towed_(INS)_48After years of transporting materials to facilitate nuclear recycling, UK-registered nuclear cargo vessel Atlantic Osprey has begun its final voyage to the Swansea dock where it is itself destined to be broken up and recycled.

Harwell test facility prepares for decommissioning

07 August 2014

Harwell B459 PIE facility 48Operations have ended at a post-irradiation examination facility at the UK's Harwell nuclear research site. Decommissioning activities will begin in about three years.

New waste facility for Idaho laboratory

04 August 2014

Conceptual design of INL RH LLW facility 48A new remote-handled low-level waste disposal facility should be in operation at the Idaho National Laboratory by October 2017. A $34 million contract for the facility's design and construction has now been awarded.

Nominations open for Australian waste site

14 August 2014

The Australian government has said that it is still open to nominations from traditional land owners in Northern Territory for a site for a national radioactive waste management facility. Two months ago it confirmed that Muckaty Station was no longer being considered.

Second part of Chernobyl arch lifted

05 August 2014

Chernobyl arch - lifting of second half 48The second half of the Chernobyl arch has been raised in a landmark event for the long term management of the accident site.

New approach for selecting UK repository site

25 July 2014

The UK government has published its framework policy for the long-term management of higher activity radioactive waste, including details of how it intends to work with interested communities to site a geological disposal facility.