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Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

World Nuclear Association was invited to present this week at the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors, Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future. Mikhail Baryshnikov (TENEX) and Cecile Evans (Orano), chair and deputy chair of the Sustainable Used Fuel Management Working Group, share the industry’s message.

Perspectives 26 June 2019


Huge move of HEU from UK to USA

Huge move of HEU from UK to USA

The USA and UK have conducted a transfer of some 700 kg of high enriched uranium (HEU) from Dounreay to the USA. The engineering firm, Wood, created specialist facilities for the air shipment.

Regulation & Safety 07 May 2019


GNS announces storage cask order

GNS announces storage cask order

Germany's PreussenElektra has placed an order for 12 CASTOR used fuel transport and storage casks with GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service. The supplier said the deal was worth "well over" EUR20 million (USD22.6 million).

Waste & Recycling 17 April 2019


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2018


LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


Electric vehicles and opportunities for nuclear energy

Electric vehicles and opportunities for nuclear energy

The electrification of transport could potentially offer many opportunities for nuclear generation, Brandon Munro told the World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in London today.

Energy & Environment 07 September 2018


UF6 transport package designs head for approvals

UF6 transport package designs head for approvals

Daher has applied for certification for its DN30 package to US regulators, while China Nuclear New Energy Nuclear Industry Engineering Co Ltd's XN740 UF6 transport package has completed a 9 metre drop test.

Regulation & Safety 04 September 2018


Rooppur rail link contract signed

Rooppur rail link contract signed

A Bangladesh-Indian joint venture is to build a new 26.5 kilometre railway link from the Rooppur nuclear power plant to Ishwardi under a contract signed in Dhaka on 10 July. The contract is to be completed within 18 months.

Corporate 12 July 2018


Daher to apply for NRC transport package certification

Daher to apply for NRC transport package certification

Daher says the  DN30 PSP flask offers a long-term, reliable solution for the transport of enriched uranium product and reprocessed uranium.

Regulation & Safety 02 July 2018


Largest IAEA operation to remove disused sources

Largest IAEA operation to remove disused sources

Source container shipment from Paraguay - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27 disused highly radioactive sources - mainly used for medical purposes such as treating cancer and sterilising instruments - from five South American countries. It was the largest such project facilitated by the IAEA in terms of both the number of sources and countries involved.

Regulation & Safety 01 May 2018