Waste management rss

NDA awards contracts to support decommissioning research

Waste and Recycling

11 May 2016

Research and development framework contracts worth up to £12 million ($17 million) have been awarded to a series of consortia involving over 70 organizations by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Australian Royal Commission delivers final report

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2016

Kevin_Scarce_(Lead_South_Australia)_48South Australia's Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle has delivered its final report, recommending that the government should pursue the establishment of storage and disposal facilities for multi-national used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The announcement has been greeted as a fundamental change in the global nuclear waste discourse.

Decommissioning plan submitted for Shimane 1

Waste and Recycling

06 May 2016

Shimane - 48Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted an overview of its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of the Shimane nuclear power plant in Japan's Shimane prefecture to the country's nuclear regulator. The company expects dismantling of the plant to take 30 years to complete.

Progress on US legacy cleanup

Waste and Recycling

10 May 2016

Y-12_(NNSA)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Defense have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining their respective roles in the cleanup of radium and other unlicensed radioactive materials at military sites. Meanwhile, workers at the Y-12 National Security Complex have completed a project to remove over 2000 containers of legacy wastes two years ahead of schedule.

NRC issues final Yucca Mountain EIS supplement

Waste and Recycling

06 May 2016

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final supplement to the environmental impact statement for the proposed Yucca Mountain permanent repository for used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in Nevada.

Regulatory milestone for US central storage facility

Waste and Recycling

29 April 2016

WCS_application_submission_(Areva)-48An application for a licence to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel in Texas has been submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).