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Mini subs retrieve Sellafield isotope gear

23 April 2015

Cobalt cartridge recovery at Sellafield - 48Miniature submarines are being used to recover cobalt cartridges dating back to the 1950s from storage ponds at the UK's Sellafield site. The cartridges were used for producing isotopes for medical and industrial applications.

Finland starts building plug for repository tunnel

01 April 2015

Posiva, the Finnish waste management company, said today it has started construction of a heavy plug for the demonstration repository tunnel at its final repository and waste encapsulation plant at Olkiluoto. The underground characterisation facility is known as Onkalo.

Rosenergoatom plans tender for decommissioning feasibility study

30 March 2015

Rosenergoatom plans to launch tender at the end of April to conduct a feasibility study for preparing nine reactors for decommissioning between 2016 and 2020. A subsidiary of Rosatom, Rosenergoatom operates all of Russia's civilian nuclear power plants.

Westinghouse to upgrade Clab cooling system

23 April 2015

Clab storage pool 48 (SKB)Westinghouse is to increase the capacity of the cooling system at Sweden's central interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel (Clab) at Oskarshamn under a contract signed with with the country's radioactive waste management company, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB).

Russia completes design of underground radwaste research laboratory

01 April 2015

Russia's national operator for radioactive waste management (NO RAO) has completed the design documents for an underground research laboratory to study the feasibility of final disposal of solid high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and solid medium-level long-lived wastes in the Nizhnekansky granitoid rock massif in Zheleznogorsk. The waste would be stored at a depth of 450-525 m.

Westinghouse, Hochtief partner on decommissioning services

27 March 2015

Neckarwestheim 48Westinghouse and German construction company Hochtief AG have teamed up to offer decommissioning, decontamination and remediation services for Germany's nuclear power plants.