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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.

Chinese reprocessing plant to start up in 2030

Waste and Recycling

24 September 2015

The construction of a used fuel processing and recycling facility in China is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed by 2030. The facility will be based on French technology.

German reprocessing waste storage plan proposed

Waste and Recycling

23 June 2015

A proposal for the storage of waste generated from the reprocessing of German used nuclear fuel in France and the UK has been announced by the country's environment minister. The operators of Germany's nuclear power plants have welcomed the proposal.

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.

China, France further strengthen their nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

01 July 2015

France-China June 2015 48A number of agreements were signed yesterday between Chinese and French nuclear energy companies aimed at strengthening their cooperation in the nuclear fuel cycle and power reactors.

Taiwan reprocessing tender suspended

Waste and Recycling

20 March 2015

A tender for overseas reprocessing of Taiwanese used nuclear fuel has been suspended, pending a parliamentary budget review, only one month after it was announced.