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Recommendations made for Finnish waste management

Recommendations made for Finnish waste management

Finland must ensure appropriate management of all existing and future radioactive waste, regardless of its origin, producer or production method, a working group set up by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has said. Meanwhile, another working group has made recommendations for improving the investment of assets under the country's nuclear waste management fund.

Waste & Recycling 04 September 2019


Further contract for Finnish repository construction

Further contract for Finnish repository construction

Finnish waste management company Posiva has awarded a contract to YIT, the country's largest construction firm, for the second phase of excavation works at the Onkalo repository near Olkiluoto. The contract - worth about EUR17 million (USD19 million) - covers the excavation of two more central tunnels and five deposition tunnels connected to them.

Waste & Recycling 29 August 2019


Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

The control room for the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Facility at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State has been commissioned. The facility is one of four major facilities that together will form the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant, which will process and stabilize radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019


Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has signed agreements with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation to cooperate on decommissioning nuclear facilities and radioactive waste management.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019


Sellafield launches repackaging of plutonium canisters

Sellafield launches repackaging of plutonium canisters

Work has started on a five-year GBP1 billion (USD1.21 billion) programme to address an identified degradation risk in a small proportion of plutonium canisters stored at Sellafield in northwest England and dating from about 50 years ago. The start has been announced with the opening and repackaging of one such can for the first time.

Waste & Recycling 15 August 2019


US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

Holtec International's HI-STAR 100MB transport package has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The company says the cask is "destined to become America's workhorse for transporting used nuclear fuel".

Regulation & Safety 14 August 2019


Energoatom tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno plant

Energoatom tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno plant

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator Energoatom last week completed functional testing of Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant during the VVER-1000 reactor's scheduled maintenance outage.

Waste & Recycling 12 August 2019


US plant takes delivery of Holtec fuel racks

US plant takes delivery of Holtec fuel racks

Holtec International has fabricated and delivered six high-density used fuel racks and associated ancillary equipment to Duke Energy's Shearon Harris plant ahead of schedule.

Waste & Recycling 09 July 2019


UK completes first steps in Geological Disposal Programme

UK completes first steps in Geological Disposal Programme

The UK has completed the initial actions set out in the 2014 White Paper on implementing geological disposal, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced. Those actions were: developing land-use planning processes; preparing to work with communities; and national geological screening.

Waste & Recycling 02 July 2019


Work starts on Finnish fuel encapsulation plant

Work starts on Finnish fuel encapsulation plant

Finnish waste management company Posiva today announced the start of construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at the Olkiluoto site in western Finland. Installation of the necessary systems within the underground disposal chambers is also set to begin soon.

Waste & Recycling 25 June 2019