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High-level waste arrives in Japan

Waste and Recycling

23 April 2014

Pacific Grebe 48The fourth and largest shipment so far of high-level waste from the UK to Japan has been completed. All such waste, resulting from the reprocessing of used reactor fuel, should be returned from the UK to Japan by the end of the decade.

Magnox waste facility supplier chosen

Corporate

16 April 2014

A facility to encapsulate legacy materials from Magnox fuel stored at the UK's Sellafield site will be built by a French-British joint venture under a contract worth up to £1.2 billion.

South Africa launches radwaste agency

Waste and Recycling

04 April 2014

LLW disposal at Vaalputs 48The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute has been formally launched by South Africa's energy minister. It will be responsible for the management and disposal of the country's radioactive waste.

Chimney work changes Sellafield skyline

Waste and Recycling

17 April 2014

Windscale_pile_chimney_April_2014_(Sellafield)_48Work to decommission the iconic filter gallery on the last remaining chimney from the UK's historic Windscale reactors has reached the half-way point.

CB&I to decommission floating reactor

Waste and Recycling

14 April 2014

Sturgis_at_James_River_(Bloodgood_US ACE)_48The USA's only floating nuclear power plant will be decommissioned by CB&I under a $34.7 million contract. The MH-1A reactor provided power to the Panama Canal zone before being shut down in 1976.

Investigators enter WIPP

Regulation and Safety

03 April 2014

Workers have re-entered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico for the first time since a radiological event occurred there in mid-February. Future teams will travel deeper into the facility towards the suspected source of the release.