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Yeniseysky underground laboratory by 2024

17 October 2014

Russia's national operator for radioactive waste management aims to build by 2024 an underground research laboratory tasked with studying the possibility of final waste disposal of high-level radioactive waste in the Nizhnekansky Granite Massif in Krasnoyarsk.

NRC accepts Yucca Mountain design

17 October 2014

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted the Department of Energy’s design for an underground geologic nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Nuclear Window project gathers pace

15 October 2014

Russia's Rosatom and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have announced milestone dates for two projects in their so-called Nuclear Window program.

Oldbury defuelling reaches halfway point

17 October 2014

Oldbury_ponds_(NDA)_48Over half the 52,060 used nuclear fuel elements at the former Magnox nuclear power plant at Oldbury in the UK have now been removed from site, two and a half years after the plant generated its last power.

Legal issues for Russian radioactive waste

16 October 2014

Russia's national operator for radioactive waste management has highlighted the main problems it faces in siting disposal facilities.

Areva and EPZ sign transport cask contract

09 October 2014

Areva, the French engineering company, has signed a contract with Dutch utility EPZ to supply three "next-generation" TN 17 MAX casks. The contract is part of an EPZ agreement for used fuel recycling, signed by the two companies in 2011, and which covers most notably the transportation of nuclear materials.