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Korea expands cooperation with IAEA on radwaste 

Korea expands cooperation with IAEA on radwaste 

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has agreed to extend its existing cooperation and practical arrangements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Waste & Recycling 19 September 2018


Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Exelon Generation's Oyster Creek nuclear power plant retired from service yesterday after 49 years of electricity generation. The single-unit boiling water reactor was the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 18 September 2018


Korean waste agency forges links with expert group

Korean waste agency forges links with expert group

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency and the Korean Radioactive Waste Society for cooperation in decommissioning and waste management.

Waste & Recycling 05 September 2018


Fuel removal work starts at Japan's Monju reactor

Fuel removal work starts at Japan's Monju reactor

Work has started to remove fuel assemblies from a sodium-filled storage tank at the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has announced. Once all these assemblies have been placed in a water-filled pool, removal of assemblies from the reactor itself will begin.

Waste & Recycling 30 August 2018


Contract awarded for Dounreay NaK removal

Contract awarded for Dounreay NaK removal

Nuvia (UK) has won a contract from Dounreay Site Restoration Limited to design, procure, install and commission plant and equipment to remove the residual sodium-potassium remaining in the Dounreay Fast Reactor’s piping.

Waste & Recycling 29 August 2018


German agencies to collaborate on repositories

German agencies to collaborate on repositories

Germany's federal radioactive waste company, BGE, has signed an agreement with the country's geoscientific authority, BGR, to cooperate on site selection investigations for a high-level waste repository, as well as on the management of existing waste repositories.

Waste & Recycling 24 August 2018


Finnish firms target Chinese radwaste market

Finnish firms target Chinese radwaste market

Finnish utility Fortum and consulting engineering company AINS Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide radioactive waste management services to China's rapidly expanding nuclear industry.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2018


First permits issued for Swiss exploratory boreholes

First permits issued for Swiss exploratory boreholes

Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has been granted permits for carrying out the first three exploratory boreholes in its search for potential sites to host two geological repositories.

Waste & Recycling 21 August 2018


New technology maps plutonium at Sellafield

New technology maps plutonium at Sellafield

New technology for mapping plutonium hotspots is being tested at the Sellafield fuel cycle site in Cumbria, UK. The technology, developed by Cavendish Nuclear, could lead to the faster, safer and cheaper decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Waste & Recycling 20 August 2018


NRC clears centrifuge plant decommissioning plan

NRC clears centrifuge plant decommissioning plan

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed its final environmental assessment of the decommissioning plan for Centrus Energy Corporation's Lead Centrifuge Facility in Piketon, Ohio, with a finding of No Significant Impact.

Waste & Recycling 15 August 2018