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Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

Keys to Chernobyl shielding passed to Ukraine

The keys for the New Safe Confinement shielding unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were symbolically presented to the Ukrainian authorities yesterday, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced.

Waste & Recycling 11 July 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


WIPP upgrades makes progress

WIPP upgrades makes progress

Substantial progress is being made in capital improvement projects including the USD288 million Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant , the USA's only repository for transuranic wastes, according to the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2019


Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and AECOM of the USA have agreed to collaborate in providing decommissioning services to nuclear power plants in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 17 June 2019


North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

Consultancy company North Wind Inc is to develop a strategic plan that will assess the feasibility of relocating used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre nuclear plant to a "commercially reasonable, off-site facility" under a contract awarded by Southern California Edison.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

Work has begun on two large-scale permanent storage units for decontaminated waste material at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, where one of the so-called "mega units" is already in operation and another is under construction.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

Engineers at Lancaster University are developing computer systems for robots handling hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous - simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate.

Waste & Recycling 13 June 2019


Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Uranium enrichment company Urenco has today held a ceremony to mark the official opening of its Tails Management Facility at Capenhurst in the UK. The TMF will treat depleted uranium tails, a by-product of the enrichment process, by converting them from uranium hexafluoride into more chemically stable uranium oxide.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2019