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Jobs for two centuries in nuclear

New Nuclear

15 September 2017

Some 200,000 job-years of employment are created by each 1000 MWe of nuclear capacity constructed, according to a new study by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Japan and Russia join forces on waste management

Waste and Recycling

08 September 2017

Rosatom-JAEA - September 2017 - 48Japan and Russia have signed a memorandum on the exchange of information on reactor physics experiments for minor actinoid transmutation for radioactive waste processing and management. The document was signed on 6 September in Vladivostok, Russia, during the Eastern Economic Forum by Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachov and Japan Atomic Energy Agency President Toshio Kodama.

CNSC completes review of disposal facility draft EIS

Waste and Recycling

04 September 2017

Chalk_River_2015_(CNL)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed its technical assessment of a draft environmental impact statement for a proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility for radioactive waste from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Chalk River site. CNL must now address all federal and public comments received on the proposal before submitting its final EIS.

WIPP marks TRU shipment milestone

Waste and Recycling

13 September 2017

TRU_waste_pack_loading_(DOE)-48The US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has received over 50 shipments of transuranic waste since shipments resumed in April.

UK's Pile Fuel Cladding Silo opened for first time

Waste and Recycling

06 September 2017

The world's oldest nuclear waste store - the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo at Sellafield, England - has been cut open for the first time, Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority announced yesterday. Built in the 1950s when the site's purpose was to make material for nuclear weapons, the silo is a locked vault that was "never designed to be opened", they said.

Korea develops expertise for Kori 1 decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

04 September 2017

Kori 1 decommissioning technology contracts - 48The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has signed contracts with several domestic companies to develop technologies for decommissioning Kori unit 1, which was permanently shut down in June. It is the first South Korean reactor to enter decommissioning.