Waste and Recycling rss

First Sellafield fuel pond sludge encapsulated

20 February 2017

PFSP sludge packaging - 48Drums of radioactive sludge from Sellafield's Pile Fuel Storage Pond - the world's oldest nuclear storage pond - have been processed in the site's encapsulation plant for the first time. The waste is now ready for long-term disposal.

Waste shipments to WIPP expected to resume soon

16 February 2017

WIPP (DOE) 48The shipment of transuranic wastes from generator sites to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is set to resume in April. The US Department of Energy expects a total of 128 shipments to be made to WIPP over the next 12 months.

DOE approves operation of DUF6 conversion facilities

06 February 2017

Paducah_DUF6_cylinders_(DOE)_48Mid-America Conversion Services - a joint venture of Atkins, Westinghouse and Fluor - has received approval from the US Department of Energy to begin operation of its depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities.

Decommissioning plan for Shimane 1 amended

16 February 2017

Shimane - 48Japanese utility Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted to the regulator an amendment to its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of its Shimane nuclear power plant.

Kansai amends Mihama decommissioning plans

13 February 2017

Mihama NPP 48Kansai Electric Power Company has submitted an amendment to its decommissioning plan for the shut down units 1 and 2 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture.

EnBW all set to decommission Neckarwestheim 1

06 February 2017

Neckarwestheim aerial - 48German power company EnBW has received approval from the Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment to decommission and dismantle unit 1 of the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant. The company expects dismantling work to begin next month and to be completed within 10-15 years.