Waste and Recycling rss

Tender for construction of Spanish waste store

05 September 2014

Villar_de_Canas_48Spain's decommissioning firm Enresa has launched a tender for the contract to carry out the main civil construction works at the planned national high-level waste storage facility in central Spain.

Defueling completed at Sizewell A

29 August 2014

The final shipment of used fuel from the UK's Sizewell A nuclear power plant has been sent for reprocessing at Sellafield, marking the end of a five-year operation to remove all fuel from the site.

Hitachi collaborates on TRU-consuming reactor development

29 August 2014

Japan's Hitachi has begun further joint research with three US universities into the development of reactors that could use transuranic (TRU) elements as fuel. This could result in a significant decrease in the time needed for the decay in the radioactivity of used fuel.

Russia decommissions research reactor

03 September 2014

The Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad has completed decommissioning of the research reactor RBT-10/1.

Final solution for historic used fuel

29 August 2014

H-Canyon_(SRNS)_48All of the used nuclear fuel from a historic US experimental reactor that ceased operations half a century ago has been dissolved in an equally historic chemical processing plant, completing a major step towards final disposition of the material.

Ukrainian used fuel store under construction

27 August 2014

Ukraine CSFSF ceremony 48A ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction of Ukraine's central used fuel storage facility, which is being built near resettled villages in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.