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Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Dismantling of the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus in Espoo has been completed, marking the first nuclear reactor to be decommissioned in Finland. The experience gained will serve as a model for decommissioning commercial nuclear reactors in the country.

Waste & Recycling 19 June 2024


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


Rosatom announces novel used fuel processing technology

Rosatom announces novel used fuel processing technology

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced it has developed an innovative crystallisation refining technology for the purification and separation of nuclear materials from used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 04 June 2024


RWE permitted to dismantle Gundremmingen plant

RWE permitted to dismantle Gundremmingen plant

German utility RWE announced it has received the third and final licence from the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection to decommission and dismantle the former Gundremmingen nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 31 May 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


KHNP deploys four-legged robot in Kori decommissioning

KHNP deploys four-legged robot in Kori decommissioning

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's radiation-measuring robot is being used for the first time in the dismantling and decontamination of the 576 MWe pressurised water reactor.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2024


Clean-up completed of pioneering ORNL site reactor

Clean-up completed of pioneering ORNL site reactor

The Low Intensity Test Reactor, known as Building 3005, was built in 1949 as a criticality testing facility that used highly enriched fuel with water as a coolant, and operated until 1968 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 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