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Waste shipments to WIPP expected to resume soon

Waste and Recycling

16 February 2017

WIPP (DOE) 48The shipment of transuranic wastes from generator sites to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is set to resume in April. The US Department of Energy expects a total of 128 shipments to be made to WIPP over the next 12 months.

EnBW all set to decommission Neckarwestheim 1

Waste and Recycling

06 February 2017

Neckarwestheim aerial - 48German power company EnBW has received approval from the Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment to decommission and dismantle unit 1 of the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant. The company expects dismantling work to begin next month and to be completed within 10-15 years.

Italian waste cementation complex under construction

Waste and Recycling

27 January 2017

Cemex construction starts - 48The pouring of the concrete for the foundation plate marks a milestone in the construction of the Cemex cementation facility for liquid radioactive waste produced at Italy's Eurex pilot reprocessing facility.

DOE approves operation of DUF6 conversion facilities

Waste and Recycling

06 February 2017

Paducah_DUF6_cylinders_(DOE)_48Mid-America Conversion Services - a joint venture of Atkins, Westinghouse and Fluor - has received approval from the US Department of Energy to begin operation of its depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities.

EDF defends reactor decommissioning plans

Waste and Recycling

02 February 2017

Utility EDF has rejected a French parliamentary committee report on the technical and financial feasibility of decommissioning its nuclear power plants. The report claims the clean-up of French reactors will take longer, be more challenging and cost more than EDF anticipates.

Holtec unveils fuel basket for fast-track decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

24 January 2017

Heat_dissipater_fuel_basket_(Holtec)-48Holtec International has unveiled a new "proto-prompt" decommissioning strategy, which the US company says could see the conversion of a nuclear power plant site to greenfield status within about five-and-a-half years after the plant is shut down.