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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


Channel removal work trialled at Chernobyl

Channel removal work trialled at Chernobyl

A fuel channel, together with a control and protection system channel, have been removed from the reactor of unit 1 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The work was carried out as part of research into developing a plan for dismantling the three undamaged units at the plant.

Waste & Recycling 12 November 2018


Trio of waste metal processing contracts for Cyclife

Trio of waste metal processing contracts for Cyclife

EDF subsidiary Cyclife has been awarded three contracts to treat waste metal from nuclear energy operations in Finland, Spain and the UK.

Waste & Recycling 09 November 2018


KAERI, Tenex discuss cooperation in decommissioning and waste

KAERI, Tenex discuss cooperation in decommissioning and waste

CORRECTED - Russian nuclear fuel cycle company Tenex and the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) have discussed cooperation on research and development in decommissioning and radioactive waste management technologies.

Waste & Recycling 08 November 2018


Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Equipment contaminated with plutonium from the manufacturing of fuel for deep space missions has been removed from the 235-F building at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, marking a milestone in reducing risk at the South Carolina facility.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2018


International organisations bolster cooperation on waste

International organisations bolster cooperation on waste

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Association for Environmentally Safe Disposal of Radioactive Materials have pledged to strengthen cooperation and coordination on the development of "safe, effective and secure solutions" for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 30 October 2018


France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

A project to demonstrate the use of innovative radioactive waste vitrification technology, developed in France, at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been under way for the past six months.

Waste & Recycling 23 October 2018


Russia clear to remove used fuel from Lepse cargo ship

Russia clear to remove used fuel from Lepse cargo ship

The removal of used nuclear fuel from the Lepse floating technical base can now begin thanks to the erection of a special protective cover at the Nerpa shipyard in Snezhnogorsk in the Murmansk region of Russia.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2018


SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

The reactor vessel of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) in Arkansas, which shut down over 45 years ago, has been placed in a carbon-steel container in preparation of its transport to a disposal site in Nevada.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2018


First waste transferred to mega disposal unit at Savannah River

First waste transferred to mega disposal unit at Savannah River

The first transfer of radioactive liquid waste from an underground waste tank to a "mega-volume" facility - Saltstone Disposal Unit 6 - has been completed at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site.

Waste & Recycling 11 October 2018