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New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

Cavendish Nuclear has completed the handover of the Silos Maintenance Facility at the UK's Sellafield site. The plant will support the retrieval of waste from the site's legacy silos.

Waste & Recycling 21 March 2019


Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste has awarded a further three-year extension to the Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit Consultant contract to the Empresarios Agrupados/Nuvia Consortium. The contract will now run through to 2022.

Waste & Recycling 20 March 2019


Japanese team extracts elements from vitrified waste

Japanese team extracts elements from vitrified waste

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has developed oxidation-reduction treatment technology that enables certain elements to be extracted from vitrified high-level radioactive waste. The technology will allow for the reuse of those elements and a reduction in the volume of high-level waste to be disposed of.

Waste & Recycling 19 March 2019


Sellafield silo has waste retrieval equipment installed

Sellafield silo has waste retrieval equipment installed

Installation has been completed of the equipment needed to remove material from the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo at the Sellafield site in the UK. Demonstration removal of waste is scheduled for later this year, with larger scale removal operations set to start in 2020.

Waste & Recycling 08 March 2019


Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Installation of a final cover has marked the end of physical work associated with the demolition of a former vitrification plant at the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's West Valley Demonstration Project, the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant to have operated in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 March 2019


NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on its environmental review of proposed cleanup work at the former Northeast Church Rock uranium mine in New Mexico. The proposal would allow mine owner United Nuclear Corporation to transfer contaminated soil from the mine for disposal at the former Church Rock uranium mill.

Waste & Recycling 15 February 2019


NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a request by CB&I Areva MOX Services to terminate the construction authorisation for the partially built mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River in South Carolina.
 

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2019


Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

Chernobyl confinement structure systems begin operation

While commissioning of some of the equipment and technological systems within the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement progresses, many of the systems are now in operation.

Waste & Recycling 08 February 2019


Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Licence resubmitted for Belgian repository

Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, yesterday submitted a completed licence application for the construction of a low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Dessel.

Waste & Recycling 06 February 2019


Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Work to stabilise a 1688-foot (515-metre) long tunnel containing contaminated equipment from historic plutonium production activities at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State is over 75% complete.

Waste & Recycling 05 February 2019