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Repository heat experiment comes to an end

26 May 2015

FEBEX Dismantling 48A test container that has been stored in a tunnel at the Grimsel underground laboratory in Switzerland for 18 years is being removed as the experiment is dismantled. The full-scale experiment set out to determine the effects of heat from high-level waste on the surrounding rock and backfill material.

Areva signs up for Texas storage facility

21 May 2015

CISF_rendering_(WCS)_48UPDATED Areva Inc is to take a lead role in designing, constructing and operating a proposed interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel in Texas, after signing an agreement to be Waste Control Specialist's exclusive primary subcontractor. NAC International is to work alongside Areva to support the project.

Contract for Sellafield silo waste storage boxes

12 May 2015

Metalcraft will supply 2200 high-integrity stainless steel storage boxes to store historic radioactive waste retrieved from a silo at the UK's Sellafield site. The contract is worth up to £50 million ($78 million).

Commission calls for tighter monitoring of German waste

21 May 2015

Guidelines on the processing and storage of low- and intermediate-level waste in Germany are being implemented inconsistently, the independent commission which drew up the guidelines has told the country's environment ministry.

Waste emplacement begins at Dounreay disposal vaults

19 May 2015

Dounreay LLW vault internal 48The first two vaults of the new low-level waste disposal facility at the UK's Dounreay site has begun accepting waste. Up to four additional vaults could be constructed at the facility.

DOE awards contract for legacy waste plant design

12 May 2015

Oak_Ridge_TWPC_(DOE)_48Merrick & Company is to design equipment for handling and treating transuranic materials for a sludge treatment facility at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under a project awarded to a consortium led by CH2M Hill.