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Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Installation of a final cover has marked the end of physical work associated with the demolition of a former vitrification plant at the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's West Valley Demonstration Project, the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant to have operated in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 March 2019


Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano has been contracted to carry out preparatory work for the transport of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) in Japan to France for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 16 November 2018


Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2018


Harmony: From initiative to reality

Harmony: From initiative to reality

Nuclear industry leaders today outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2018


Contract for recycled fuel for Chinese Candus

Contract for recycled fuel for Chinese Candus

Canada's SNC-Lavalin is to supply its 37M Natural Uranium Equivalent fuel - a mixture of depleted and recycled uranium - to units 1 and 2 of the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

Uranium & Fuel 08 August 2018


Urenco to enrich reprocessed uranium

Urenco to enrich reprocessed uranium

Urenco is to provide enrichment services to EDF to support the recycling of uranium recovered from used nuclear fuel in French nuclear reactors under a new contract announced yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 05 July 2018


Progress for Orano fuel cycle projects

Progress for Orano fuel cycle projects

E_Philippe_Shenzhen_22_June_(David-Matignon)-48China National Nuclear Corporation subsidiary CNLA and Orano Projects, a subsidiary of French nuclear company Orano, have agreed on preparatory works for a Chinese plant to process and recycle used nuclear fuel, Orano announced today. Orano is also reported to be planning investments in its French uranium conversion facility.

Corporate 25 June 2018


Progress for Orano fuel cycle projects

Progress for Orano fuel cycle projects

China National Nuclear Corporation subsidiary CNLA and Orano Projects, a subsidiary of French nuclear company Orano, have agreed on preparatory works for a Chinese plant to process and recycle used nuclear fuel, Orano announced today. Orano is also reported to be planning investments in its French uranium conversion facility.

Other News 25 June 2018


Framatome to supply EDF with reprocessed uranium fuel

Framatome to supply EDF with reprocessed uranium fuel

Framatome has signed a contract to design, fabricate and supply fuel assemblies using enriched reprocessed uranium to French utility EDF between 2023 and 2032. Framatome noted the project is subject to administrative and regulatory authorisations.

Uranium & Fuel 25 May 2018


UK seeks to improve decommissioning policy

UK seeks to improve decommissioning policy

The UK government has launched an open consultation on the future regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning and clean-up. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the consultation seeks to enable a "more flexible approach that can optimise waste management, thereby realising environmental benefits and reducing costs".

Waste & Recycling 10 May 2018