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Swedish regulator supports repository expansion

Swedish regulator supports repository expansion

A permit for the expansion of the existing SFR repository for low- and intermediate-level waste should be granted under the Sweden's Environmental Code, the country's Radiation Safety Authority has recommended to the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2019


US company demonstrates innovative waste disposal concept

US company demonstrates innovative waste disposal concept

Berkeley, California-based private company Deep Isolation has successfully placed and then retrieved a prototype nuclear waste canister hundreds of metres underground via a borehole, in a test the company described as the first of its kind.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2019


Diablo Canyon panel calls for accelerated decommissioning

Diablo Canyon panel calls for accelerated decommissioning

A panel set up as a forum to provide community input into matters related to the decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has recommended that the two-unit plant be decommissioned within ten years of its 2025 shutdown.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2019


Crane supports Hanford clean-up

Crane supports Hanford clean-up

A 150-tonne rough-terrain crane will enable workers to access hard-to-reach locations across the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State.
 

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2019


Belgium to recycle residues from isotope production

Belgium to recycle residues from isotope production

Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre and the Institut National des Radioéléments are to collaborate on a project to recycle highly radioactive residues resulting from the production of radioisotopes for medical purposes.

Waste & Recycling 03 January 2019


Uniper to coordinate demolition of Swedish reactors

Uniper to coordinate demolition of Swedish reactors

Uniper has drawn up a "long-term and common strategy" for the demolition of the two-unit Barsebäck nuclear power plant in Sweden, together with units 1 and 2 of the Oskarshamn plant. Decommissioning work is already under way at all four reactors.

Waste & Recycling 21 December 2018


UK relaunches repository site selection process

UK relaunches repository site selection process

The UK has launched a new search for a site to host the country's proposed geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste. A previous search process ground to a halt in 2013.

Waste & Recycling 20 December 2018


Russia and Korea to cooperate in radwaste management

Russia and Korea to cooperate in radwaste management

Russia’s National Operator for Radioactive Waste Management, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency today signed an agreement to cooperate in radioactive waste management.

Waste & Recycling 18 December 2018


Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a three-year, multi-million pound contract to dismantle and demolish the oldest reactor on the Dounreay site in Scotland, the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2018


First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning

First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning

Taiwan Power Company said it plans to decommission unit 1 of its Chinshan nuclear power plant following the expiration of the reactor's operating licence today after 40 years of operation.

Waste & Recycling 05 December 2018