Waste and Recycling rss

Areva to dismantle Swedish research reactors

16 July 2014

R2 reactor 48Two reactors used for early nuclear energy research in Sweden are to be dismantled by Areva. Work to completely dismantle the R2 and R2-0 reactors and associated systems is due to be finished within five years.

UK government increases control of civil plutonium

03 July 2014

The UK is taking control of more of the foreign-owned separated plutonium it is storing, avoiding the cost and security measures associated with transporting the fuel back to other countries.

Designing the Cigéo disposal site

02 July 2014

Cigeo vision (Andra) 69x48Work is to start on the design of waste handling procedures for Cigéo, France's future underground disposal site for radioactive waste.

Investment program for Slovenian repository

10 July 2014

Slovenian LLW-ILW repository 48The Slovenian government has approved an investment program for a national repository for low- and intermediate-level waste. The total investment costs depend on whether neighbouring Croatia participates in the project.

Ukraine expects own used fuel facility in 2017

02 July 2014

Ukraine has rekindled a long-held ambition to have its own storage facility for used nuclear fuel with the signing on 24 June of a revised contract with Holtec International.

Swedish utilities face sharp hike in waste fee

27 June 2014

Sweden's nuclear regulator proposes to almost double the fees paid by utilities in 2015 into the country's nuclear waste fund. The increase follows a recalculation of decommissioning and waste disposal costs.