Waste and Recycling rss

Canada narrows repository site search

26 June 2017

The communities of Central Huron and White River will no longer be considered as a potential host for a deep geological repository for Canada's used nuclear fuel, the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has announced. The NWMO is working to identify an acceptable site for the repository under a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management. In 2010 it launched a two-phase preliminary assessment process to narrow down study areas from a list of communities that had registered interest.

Bradwell completes treatment of fuel element debris

22 June 2017

Bradwell FED removal - 48 (Magnox)All the fuel element debris waste at the UK's Bradwell nuclear power plant has now been treated to reduce the radiological risk at the site, Magnox Ltd announced yesterday. Removal of the waste is an important step towards Bradwell's planned closure, it said.

Planning begins for Swedish encapsulation plant

12 June 2017

Copper_canister_(SKB-Lindqvist)-48Systems design and safety analysis work has begun for a planned encapsulation plant as part of Swedish waste and fuel management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB's plans for managing the country's radioactive waste.

US court blocks WCS sale

23 June 2017

Texas_Compact_(WCS)-48A US court has blocked EnergySolutions Inc's $367 million acquisition of Waste Control Specialists LLC, ruling in favour of an antitrust filing against the merger by the US Department of Justice.

Monju decommissioning plan approved

16 June 2017

Monju FBR - 48The basic plan for decommissioning Japan's Monju prototype fast breeder reactor has been officially adopted by the government-appointed team to oversee the task. According to the plan, decommissioning of Monju is expected to take 30 years to complete.

Lithuania starts hot tests at solid waste facility

09 June 2017

Ignalina SWMSF - 48The Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania has taken another step forward in the decommissioning process with the start today of hot trials, using radioactive materials, of the new Solid Radioactive Waste Management and Storage Facility. The milestone was announced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.