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Swedish regulator maintains positive repository assessment

Swedish regulator maintains positive repository assessment

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has said the studies included in the consultation on Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's application to build a final repository for used nuclear fuel at Forsmark present no reasons for it to change its previous assessments of the project. The regulator was responding to the government's referral regarding the application.

Waste & Recycling 19 October 2021


Canada-South Korea MoU to leverage used fuel experience

Canada-South Korea MoU to leverage used fuel experience

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power plan to leverage data gathered through decades of experience of the storage of used Candu fuel to underpin cooperative research activities under a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. They will engage in knowledge-sharing and other joint activities to advance storage, transportation and disposal practices for used fuel, and to explore opportunities to collaborate on nuclear decommissioning and waste management initiatives.

Waste & Recycling 18 October 2021


Eighth panel completed at WIPP

Eighth panel completed at WIPP

Mining of the eighth panel at the US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico has been completed, seven years after work began. Emplacement of transuranic waste in the newly mined panel is expected to begin in April 2022.

Waste & Recycling 14 October 2021


British nuclear transport ship fully recycled

British nuclear transport ship fully recycled

The Oceanic Pintail purpose-built nuclear transport ship, which was decommissioned in November 2020 after 33 years of service, has now been fully recycled, Nuclear Transport Solutions announced today. Its contractor - Dales Marine Services - had been set the target that 98% of the vessel be recycled.

Waste & Recycling 12 October 2021


New Belgian transport vehicle for solid wastes

New Belgian transport vehicle for solid wastes

A unique transport vehicle with integrated packaging for solid medium and high-level waste has been developed by Equans Specialized Nuclear Services on behalf of Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste. The vehicle has undergone testing and is expected to be put into service by the end of this year.

Waste & Recycling 06 October 2021


Swedish regulator studies securing repository knowledge

Swedish regulator studies securing repository knowledge

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has published a report on ways to inform future generations where radioactive waste has been disposed of and how it should be handled. The report was commissioned by the government to examine different methods for how information and knowledge about the final repository for used nuclear fuel can be secured over a long period of time.

Waste & Recycling 05 October 2021


GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

Congress needs to take action to break the impasse over a permanent solution for commercial used nuclear fuel, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office. The report identifies four matters for congressional consideration - including amending legislation to authorise a new consent-based siting process and restructuring the Nuclear Waste Fund - and recommends that the Department of Energy finalise its consent-based siting process.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2021


More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

A renewed call has been made for additional donor funding in order to tackle the most urgent problems caused by radioactive and toxic waste at legacy uranium sites in Central Asia, with the International Atomic Energy Agency estimating an additional EUR40 million (USD47 million) is required. The call came as all parties directly involved in the project signed a revised Strategic Master Plan.

Uranium & Fuel 22 September 2021


Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Australian welding technology specialist K-TIG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop innovative automated fabrication techniques for decommissioning waste containers. Under the MoU, K-TIG will work with the Nuclear AMRC to design, develop and supply the robotic welding cell to be used in the fabrication of the 3-cubic-metre stainless steel boxes to be used to safely store the UK's decommissioning waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2021


Gorleben shuts after exclusion from repository site search

Gorleben shuts after exclusion from repository site search

The former salt mine in Gorleben, Lower Saxony - previously considered a possible site for geological disposal of Germany's high-level radioactive waste - has officially closed, it was announced on 17 September. The site was excluded from a list of potential repository sites published last year by waste management organisation Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2021