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South Korea seeks site for underground research facility

South Korea seeks site for underground research facility

A call for proposals has been released by South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency for candidate sites to host an underground laboratory for research into high-level radioactive waste disposal.

Waste & Recycling 18 June 2024


Italian interim storage facility takes shape

Italian interim storage facility takes shape

Construction has started at the Garigliano nuclear power plant in Italy of a facility for the interim storage of wastes generated through the decommissioning of the plant, which shut down more than 40 years ago.

Waste & Recycling 10 June 2024


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DOE-designed railcar cleared for use

DOE-designed railcar cleared for use

The Atlas railcar - developed by the US Department of Energy to transport used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste - has been certified by the Association of American Railroads to operate on all major freight railroads in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 05 June 2024


UK plans near surface disposal of intermediate level waste

UK plans near surface disposal of intermediate level waste

In its updated strategy for handling nuclear waste and radioactive substances, the UK proposes to use a shallower disposal facility for suitable intermediate-level waste which was previously earmarked for the planned deep geological disposal facility.

Waste & Recycling 21 May 2024


Dutch regulator issues permit for Urenco waste store

Dutch regulator issues permit for Urenco waste store

The Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection has granted the final permit to Urenco for the construction and operation of a new radioactive waste storage facility at its Almelo site. The uranium enrichment company was last year granted permission to build the facility prior to the permit being issued.

Waste & Recycling 15 May 2024


South Bruce signs hosting agreement with NWMO

South Bruce signs hosting agreement with NWMO

The agreement between the municipality of South Bruce and Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization  was signed following a vote by the municipality's council on 1 May. The area is one of two potential host sites for a deep geologic repository selected in a process launched by the organisation in 2010.

Waste & Recycling 02 May 2024


Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Professor Tim Tinsley outlines how material extracted from the UK's legacy nuclear material is being used in pioneering cancer treatments and for powering future space missions - and considers whether long-term disposal plans now need to take into account the current and potential future value in the material.

Perspectives 01 April 2024


Waste transfer milestone at Scottish plant

Waste transfer milestone at Scottish plant

The retrieval has been completed of more than 2100 tonnes of solid intermediate-level radioactive waste from five above-ground concrete bunkers at the Hunterston A Magnox nuclear power plant in Scotland. The project began 20 years ago.

Waste & Recycling 12 April 2024


General concept for Lithuanian repository prepared

General concept for Lithuanian repository prepared

The general concept for the construction of a geological disposal facility in clay-based rocks for Lithuania's radioactive waste has been developed by the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant with assistance from Finnish waste management company Posiva.

Waste & Recycling 04 April 2024


First zeolite skip removed from Sellafield pond

First zeolite skip removed from Sellafield pond

The first of 237 zeolite skips has been removed from Sellafield's First Generation Magnox Storage Pond, which has been prioritised for clean-up by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Waste & Recycling 27 March 2024