Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling
Land access agreed for Canadian repository studies

Land access agreed for Canadian repository studies

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has signed agreements with landowners in South Bruce, Ontario to allow access to land for studies at a potential location for a deep geological repository.

Waste & Recycling 27 January 2020


San Onofre dismantlement starts next month

San Onofre dismantlement starts next month

Dismantlement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is to begin in February, Southern California Edison has announced. This follows the receipt in October of the final permit required for the decommissioning and dismantlement of the plant which closed in 2013.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 January 2020


Oak Ridge prepares for legacy waste processing

Oak Ridge prepares for legacy waste processing

A facility at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory site in Tennessee is being prepared to process an inventory of legacy high-dose uranium-233 from which materials will be extracted for medical research.

Waste & Recycling 23 January 2020


Large-box cask transfers resume at WIPP

Large-box cask transfers resume at WIPP

The US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has received its first large-box cask of transuranic waste since the facility's temporary closure in 2014. Re-entry into service of the TRUPACT-III cask will accelerate the pace of clean-up at DOE sites while reducing worker safety risks.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2020


Orano achieves industry first in used fuel transfer

Orano achieves industry first in used fuel transfer

Orano TN has completed the first transfer and storage of used fuel canisters with a higher than usual heat load using its Extended Optimised Storage dry storage system. The use of EOS, which is licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for heat loads of up to 50 kW per canister, means used fuel can be transferred to secure dry storage after a shorter period of time.

Waste & Recycling 16 January 2020


CNL secures overseas decommissioning contract

CNL secures overseas decommissioning contract

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is to take part in the decommissioning of a prototype boiling water reactor in Lingen, Germany under a subcontract awarded by Atkins Energy Germany GmbH. The four-year contract includes the secondment of CNL staff as well as the provision of specialist equipment services and will see CNL for the first time apply skills and capabilities gained from Canadian decommissioning projects in the international market.

Waste & Recycling 14 January 2020


UK develops radwaste management committee's role

UK develops radwaste management committee's role

The UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management has published a document setting out the broad framework within which it will operate. The framework replaces its terms of reference.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2020


Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today approved Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's application to construct additional capacity for the interim storage of used fuel at the Wolsong nuclear power plant. Current storage at the existing used fuel facility is nearing full capacity.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2020


Revisions to Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning roadmap

Revisions to Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning roadmap

The trial removal of fuel debris from the damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will begin at unit 2 in 2021, according to the latest revision to the mid and long-term roadmap towards decommissioning the plant. Meanwhile, the removal of fuel from the storage pools at units 1 and 2 has been delayed by up to five years.

Waste & Recycling 30 December 2019


Dismantling of Oskarshamn reactor internals completed

Dismantling of Oskarshamn reactor internals completed

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has completed the segmentation of the reactor internals of units 1 and 2 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, fulfilling a contract awarded by plant operator OKG AB in December 2016. Large-scale dismantling and demolition of the two boiling water reactors will begin next year.

Waste & Recycling 19 December 2019