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First used fuel shipment leaves Andreeva Bay

Waste and Recycling

27 June 2017

Rossita_leaves_Andreeva_Bay_(EBRD)-48The first shipment of used nuclear fuel assemblies from Russian nuclear submarines has left the former base of the Russian Northern Fleet at Andreeva Bay. Over 20,000 used fuel assemblies are to be retrieved, packed and removed from the site under an international initiative financed by the Nuclear Window of the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP), which is administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Rectangular cask passes tests

Regulation and Safety

23 September 2016

HI-STAR_ATB_1T_drop_test_(Holtec)-48Holtec International has successfully completed a series of free drop-tests on its HI-STAR ATB-1T waste cask. The cask has a rectangular footprint, unlike cylindrical fuel-bearing transport casks.

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.

UK completes return of Swiss reprocessing waste

Waste and Recycling

17 October 2016

HLW shipment from UK to Switzerland - 48The second and final shipment of high-level waste from the UK to Switzerland has been completed. The waste resulted from the reprocessing and recycling of used nuclear fuel from Swiss nuclear power plants at Sellafield.

Itarus floating platform set for transport to Russia

Waste and Recycling

08 March 2016

Itarus - 48A semi-submersible floating platform for transporting special material decommissioned by the Russian Navy has been delivered to the shipyard in Muggiano, in La Spezia, Italy. The platform - Itarus - was built by Fincantieri for RosRAO, the Russian Federal State Unitary Enterprise for radioactive waste management.

Kazatomprom to transport uranium to North America through China

Uranium and Fuel

02 September 2015

Kazakhstan and China have agreed to the procurement of temporary storage services of natural uranium concentrates in China and transit through China to the western ports of the USA and Canada.