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Australia launches waste site search

Waste and Recycling

02 March 2015

Australian landholders have until 5 May to put forward potential sites for a national radioactive waste management facility under a voluntary site nomination process launched by the Australian government.

Funding for waste-handling robotics development

New Nuclear

25 February 2015

A project to develop new robotic techniques for use in the autonomous handling of radioactive wastes is among those recently selected for funding by the European Commission.

Liquid waste removal progress at Sellafield silos

Waste and Recycling

20 February 2015

Magnox Swarf Storage Silo 48The removal of two million litres of liquid radioactive waste from silos used to store swarf waste from Magnox fuel reprocessing at the UK's Sellafield site marks a significant hazard reduction milestone, according to Sellafield Ltd.

Finland's waste fund grows to €2.4 billion

Waste and Recycling

27 February 2015

Finnish nuclear operators had set aside a total of €2.38 billion ($2.67 billion) by the end of 2014 - up from €2.27 billion ($2.55 billion) by the end of 2013 and €2.16 billion ($2.42 billion) by the end of 2012 - for waste disposal and decommissioning activities, the country's Ministry for Employment and the Economy has reported.

Russia makes progress with radwaste data management

Waste and Recycling

23 February 2015

Russia has introduced an automated system for the accounting and control of its radioactive substances and waste that encompasses more than 2000 organizations. The system follows an order by state nuclear corporation Rosatom, 113 subsidiaries of which account for 96% of the country's radioactive substances and waste.

IAEA team sees improvements at Fukushima Daiichi

Regulation and Safety

18 February 2015

IAEA team at Fukushima Daiichi 4 48Significant tasks have been completed in the clean-up and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded. However, it says many challenging issues remain.