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Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of unit 4 at the Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has officially got under way with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is the second of two VVER-1200 reactors at the site to be supplied by Russia.

New Nuclear 19 May 2022


Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has started reviewing Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel disposal facility after concluding the company has provided sufficient material.

Waste & Recycling 18 May 2022


Last of legacy TRU waste from SRS arrives at WIPP

Last of legacy TRU waste from SRS arrives at WIPP

The final TRUPACT-III container of legacy transuranic waste from the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina recently arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for permanent disposal. A total of 239 such shipments have been made since 2011.

Waste & Recycling 05 May 2022


Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

The final cask of used fuel has been transferred from the reactor buildings at Lithuania's shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant to an on-site interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2022


DOE approves method to hasten legacy waste removal

DOE approves method to hasten legacy waste removal

A new method to remove and process used fuel at the Savannah River site in South Carolina that will save more than 20 years of work and billions of dollars in costs has been approved by the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2022


Ukraine's centralised used fuel storage facility 'ready'

Ukraine's centralised used fuel storage facility 'ready'

The head of Ukrainian nuclear power operator Energoatom, Petro Kotin, has told EnergoBusiness that the Centralised Spent Fuel Storage Facility in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is ready and could start accepting spent fuel.

Waste & Recycling 21 April 2022


Lithuanian regulator issues waste management permits

Lithuanian regulator issues waste management permits

Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate recently issued two licences to the Ignalina nuclear power plant to start industrial operation of solid radioactive waste management and storage facilities. It also granted a permit for the transportation of waste to a very-low-level radioactive waste repository.

Waste & Recycling 19 April 2022


Canadian waste organisation completes borehole programme

Canadian waste organisation completes borehole programme

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has completed its deep borehole drilling programme to understand the subsurface geology in the two areas that will potentially host a deep geological repository for the nation's used nuclear fuel. The programme will help inform the final selection of a site.

Waste & Recycling 08 April 2022


IAEA sees Romanian commitment to safe radwaste management

IAEA sees Romanian commitment to safe radwaste management

Romania is committed to the safe and sustainable management of radioactive waste, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. It noted opportunities for improving implementation including preparations for further disposal facilities for radioactive waste from nuclear fuel cycle activities.

Waste & Recycling 06 April 2022


Hungarian radwaste management system robust, says IAEA

Hungarian radwaste management system robust, says IAEA

Hungary is committed to the safe and effective management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, it noted areas where it could be further enhanced.

Waste & Recycling 05 April 2022