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Government backs Swedish waste fee hike

19 December 2014

The Swedish government has backed the nuclear regulator's recommendation for an almost doubling of the fees paid by utilities into the country's nuclear waste fund over the 2015-2017 period.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions starts used fuel campaign

17 December 2014

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has started a multi-year campaign to process aluminum-clad used nuclear fuel stored at the Savannah River Site.

EBRD agrees additional €350 million for Chernobyl Confinement

04 December 2014

Chernobyl New Safe Confinement 48Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have approved additional bank funding for the completion of the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement on the site of the 1986 nuclear accident.

NRC publishes Volume 4 of Yucca Mountain report

19 December 2014

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published Volume 4 of its safety evaluation report on the proposed underground geologic nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

First phase of Korean waste facility opens

12 December 2014

Korean LLW-ILW disposal facility 48The South Korean nuclear regulator has given approval for full operation to begin at the first phase of the country's low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility.

Further studies for Canadian repository candidates

04 December 2014

Preliminary assessments by Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization have identified two Ontario communities that could potentially meet the selection requirements to host a long-term radioactive waste repository.