Waste and Recycling rss

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.

Russian waste transport ship completes test mission

22 July 2014

Rossita 48The Rossita, a nuclear waste transport ship donated to Russia by Italy in 2011, has completed its first mission.

Investment program for Slovenian repository

10 July 2014

Slovenian LLW-ILW repository 48The Slovenian government has approved an investment program for a national repository for low- and intermediate-level waste. The total investment costs depend on whether neighbouring Croatia participates in the project.

Ignalina 2 decommissioning work starts

24 July 2014

Work has started at the second unit of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania to dismantle its emergency core cooling system and to remove contaminated components from its turbine hall. The two projects are to be completed in June 2015 and by 2029, respectively.

Areva to dismantle Swedish research reactors

16 July 2014

R2 reactor 48Two reactors used for early nuclear energy research in Sweden are to be dismantled by Areva. Work to completely dismantle the R2 and R2-0 reactors and associated systems is due to be finished within five years.

UK government increases control of civil plutonium

03 July 2014

The UK is taking control of more of the foreign-owned separated plutonium it is storing, avoiding the cost and security measures associated with transporting the fuel back to other countries.