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Lithuania committed to safe radwaste management, says IAEA

Lithuania committed to safe radwaste management, says IAEA

Lithuania's national programme for managing radioactive waste and decommissioning has demonstrated a commitment to safety, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, it noted areas where safety could be further enhanced.

Waste & Recycling 26 May 2022


Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has designed and built a remotely-operated robotic tool to investigate debris in a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 25 May 2022


UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

UK parliament committee reviews AGR decommissioning funding

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee said in a report published on 20 May.

Waste & Recycling 23 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


UK reprocessing plant to end operations

UK reprocessing plant to end operations

The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will end its operations in July, marking the completion of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Programme.

Waste & Recycling 17 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


New realities for uranium enrichment

New realities for uranium enrichment

Society - and the nuclear industry - are today facing a new reality: the reality of asking ourselves about energy security and energy independence. So said John-Paul Jones, head of commercial and market intelligence at Urenco, at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022.

Waste & Recycling 29 April 2022


IAEA publishes first report on Fukushima water discharge plan

IAEA publishes first report on Fukushima water discharge plan

The task force report is the first in a series of reports due to be published as a result of International Atomic Energy Agency missions to Japan in the coming months and years to assess the water discharge against IAEA safety standards.

Waste & Recycling 29 April 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