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Japanese bill seeks to support reprocessing business

Waste and Recycling

09 February 2016

Rokkasho (JNFL) 68x48The Japanese cabinet has approved a bill aimed at "taking measures necessary for the steady implementation of the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel". The bill creates a new entity responsible for reprocessing and introduces a new system for funding it.

UK's Magnox sends last of Oldbury fuel for reprocessing

Waste and Recycling

07 January 2016

Oldbury used fuel goes to Sellafield - 48Magnox today dispatched its final flask of fuel from Oldbury for reprocessing at Sellafield, completing the site's program of defuelling and removing 99% of radioactive material from there. Receiving and shipping fuel since it began operations in the 1960s, this final dispatch enables Oldbury to move into its decommissioning phase with the aim of reaching care and maintenance by 2027.

Major work required at Rokkasho for new regulations

Regulation and Safety

17 November 2015

Completion of Japan's Rokkasho reprocessing plant and mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel factory have been postponed by around two years as work continues to comply with new safety requirements.

Study confirms NuScale reactor's MOX capability

Waste and Recycling

21 January 2016

NuScale module (NuScale) 13x48NuScale Power's small modular reactor has the capability of using mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel in addition to conventional light water reactor fuel, a study by the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has confirmed.

Australia repatriates radioactive waste

Waste and Recycling

07 December 2015

Australian_waste_shipment_(Ansto)_48The first phase of a project to repatriate Australian radioactive waste has been completed, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Ansto) confirmed yesterday.

High-level waste transfer makes history

Waste and Recycling

12 November 2015

Canister_emplacement__WVDP_(DOE_EM)_48Five canisters of vitrified high-level waste (HLW) from a former nuclear fuel reprocessing plant have been placed in long-term outdoor storage, in a first for US decommissioning.