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French reactor using full core of recycled uranium fuel

French reactor using full core of recycled uranium fuel

Unit 2 of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in south-eastern France was recently restarted with its first full core of recycled uranium fuel. The move marks a major milestone in France's efforts to revive its domestic uranium reprocessing industry.

Waste & Recycling 01 March 2024


Plans announced for pilot US nuclear fuel recycling plant

Plans announced for pilot US nuclear fuel recycling plant

Orano USA and SHINE Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the development of a US pilot plant with commercial-scale technology for recycling used nuclear fuel from light water reactors.

Waste & Recycling 01 March 2024


Licensing of El Cabril expansion progresses

Licensing of El Cabril expansion progresses

The Spanish government has issued the Environmental Impact Statement for the project to construct the southeast platform for the disposal of low and intermediate-level radioactive waste in the El Cabril disposal facility in Hornachuelos, in Córdoba province.

Waste & Recycling 29 February 2024


Remote handling upgrades to aid decommissioning of JET

Remote handling upgrades to aid decommissioning of JET

The Remote Handling Control Room at the Joint European Torus in Culham, near Oxford in the UK, has undergone a significant upgrade, making it one of the most advanced robotics and remote handling systems in the world.

Waste & Recycling 28 February 2024


UK research reactor fully decommissioned

UK research reactor fully decommissioned

The Imperial College Reactor Centre in Ascot, England, has become the first reactor site to be fully decommissioned in the UK under modern regulatory controls, the country's Office for Nuclear Regulation has announced.

Waste & Recycling 28 February 2024


Collaboration points way to potential reductions in waste volumes

Collaboration points way to potential reductions in waste volumes

Pairing a used fuel recycling facility with deep borehole disposal technology could reduce the total volume of waste requiring disposal in a deep geologic repository by greater than 90%, a study by Deep Isolation and SHINE Technologies has found.

Waste & Recycling 23 February 2024


Holderness withdraws from UK repository siting process

Holderness withdraws from UK repository siting process

Just one month after the formation of a Geological Disposal Facility Working Group, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has voted to withdraw from talks about the possibility of a UK radioactive waste repository being built in South Holderness. 

Waste & Recycling 22 February 2024


Belgium launches project to develop metal smelter

Belgium launches project to develop metal smelter

The European Commission has given approval for a project by Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre and the Centre for Metallurgical Research to develop an advanced smelter for metal generated through the dismantling of nuclear power plants.

Waste & Recycling 15 February 2024


Waste issues need consideration in SMR deployment, says CoRWM

Waste issues need consideration in SMR deployment, says CoRWM

Waste management issues need to have a significantly greater prominence in the process of developing and deploying small modular reactor and advanced modular reactor designs, according to the UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).

Waste & Recycling 14 February 2024


Fuel transfer trolley in place at Finnish encapsulation plant

Fuel transfer trolley in place at Finnish encapsulation plant

The transfer trolley for moving used fuel transport casks has been installed at Finnish waste management company Posiva's encapsulation plant under construction at Olkiluoto.

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2024