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Two regions selected for Swiss repository studies

30 January 2015

Two sites have been selected by Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra for further investigation for hosting deep geological repositories.

Energoatom signs amendment to Holtec contract

26 January 2015

Energoatom and Holtec International have signed an amendment to their contract to build a central used fuel storage facility at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the supply of used nuclear dry cask storage systems.

Decommissioning progress at Dungeness A

21 January 2015

Dungeness A turbine hall demolition 48Demolition of the turbine hall at the shut down Dungeness A Magnox nuclear power plant in the UK has begun. The work should be completed within three months.

Yucca Mountain safety review complete

30 January 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published the final two volumes of its safety evaluation report for the proposed Yucca Mountain geologic nuclear waste repository, completing the technical safety review of the Department of Energy's application.

Canadian waste management on track

23 January 2015

As Canada issues its latest report on national radioactive waste management initiatives, the country's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has identified four more communities for further study as potential hosts for a long-term radioactive waste repository.

Storage of Fukushima clean-up waste to start

19 January 2015

The interim storage of contaminated soil and other wastes generated by decontamination efforts at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant and surrounding area will begin in March, the environment ministry has said.