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Ukraine secures US funding for storage facility

Waste and Recycling

15 February 2018

Financing agreement for used fuel store - 48The Overseas Private Investment Corporation has overseen a "political risk insurance contract" for the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. OPIC, the US government's development finance institution, is providing insurance to support the project trust's $250 million fixed-rate bond securities issuance in US capital markets.

IAEA assesses waste management in France and Spain

Waste and Recycling

09 February 2018

France has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to safety with a responsible approach to the management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. Preparations are under way for missions to Spain later this year.

Taking the plunge with Sizewell A pond clearance

Waste and Recycling

02 February 2018

Sizewell A scuba diver - 48Scuba divers have started working in the former fuel storage pond of the Sizewell A Magnox nuclear power plant in the UK. They will use lessons learned from underwater work previously carried out to remove radioactive waste from the ponds at the Dungeness A plant.

USA budgets $50 million for Yucca Mountain

Nuclear Policies

13 February 2018

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's proposed budget for fiscal 2019 includes nearly $50 million for work related to the proposed Yucca Mountain repository. President Donald Trump's FY2019 budget request for the Department of Energy includes $120 million for Yucca Mountain and an interim storage programme for used nuclear fuel.

EDF subsidiary wins Italian waste reduction contract

Waste and Recycling

07 February 2018

Trino 48EDF subsidiary Cyclife will treat some 1800 tonnes of metal waste produced during the decommissioning of three Italian nuclear power plants under a contract signed with Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA. The five-year contract is worth about €28 million ($35 million).

US commissioners call for action on used fuel

Waste and Recycling

01 February 2018

Tunnel_boring_Yucca_Mt_(DOE)-48Twenty years after the passing of the deadline for the US federal government to start accepting nuclear waste for disposal, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has called on lawmakers to support funding for the review process for the Yucca Mountain repository licence application.