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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


Public to comment on Hanford tunnel work

Public to comment on Hanford tunnel work

Washington State's Department of Ecology has launched a 45-day public comment period on whether to allow the US Department of Energy to fill a radioactive waste-containing tunnel at the Hanford site with grout.

Waste & Recycling 14 August 2018


Waste package in place ahead of MSSS clearance

Waste package in place ahead of MSSS clearance

The first shielded waste transfer package has been installed onto one of three machines at the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) at the Sellafield site in the UK. The machines will begin removing magnesium swarf waste from the building's 22 silo compartments from next year.

Waste & Recycling 13 August 2018


Divers complete radwaste work at Sizewell A

Divers complete radwaste work at Sizewell A

Specialist divers have completed their mission to deal with radioactive waste from Sizewell A Site’s nuclear fuel storage ponds, cutting up all of the 35 storage skips, nearly two months ahead of schedule.

Waste & Recycling 03 August 2018


Wolf Creek selects Orano for dry storage services

Wolf Creek selects Orano for dry storage services

Orano TN will design, construct and commission an interim used fuel storage facility at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas, USA, under a contract signed with the plant's operator.

Waste & Recycling 03 August 2018


Vermont Yankee used fuel transfer complete

Vermont Yankee used fuel transfer complete

The transfer of all the used fuel from the storage pool at Entergy Corporation's shut-down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to an on-site dry storage facility has been completed.

Waste & Recycling 03 August 2018


UK reports on radwaste management and disposal

UK reports on radwaste management and disposal

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has unveiled its single radioactive waste strategy and the BEIS parliamentary select committee has reported on national policy statement for geological disposal.

Waste & Recycling 31 July 2018


Mission reviews Chernobyl waste management

Mission reviews Chernobyl waste management

International Atomic Energy Agency experts have carried out a mission to review a feasibility study for the creation and location of new facilities for the management of radioactively contaminated materials at Chernobyl.
 

Waste & Recycling 27 July 2018


SNC-Lavalin to decommission research reactor

SNC-Lavalin to decommission research reactor

SNC-Lavalin's Candu Energy Inc is to provide decommissioning services for the Saskatchewan Research Council's (SRC) Slowpoke-2 research reactor, the company announced yesterday.

Waste & Recycling 24 July 2018