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NDA awards contracts to support decommissioning research

11 May 2016

Research and development framework contracts worth up to £12 million ($17 million) have been awarded to a series of consortia involving over 70 organizations by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

NRC issues final Yucca Mountain EIS supplement

06 May 2016

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final supplement to the environmental impact statement for the proposed Yucca Mountain permanent repository for used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in Nevada.

Site shortlisted for Australian waste facility

29 April 2016

The Australian government has shortlisted a voluntarily nominated site in Barndioota, South Australia, as a possible site for a national radioactive waste management facility, minister for resources and energy Josh Frydenberg announced today.

Progress on US legacy cleanup

10 May 2016

Y-12_(NNSA)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Defense have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining their respective roles in the cleanup of radium and other unlicensed radioactive materials at military sites. Meanwhile, workers at the Y-12 National Security Complex have completed a project to remove over 2000 containers of legacy wastes two years ahead of schedule.

Decommissioning plan submitted for Shimane 1

06 May 2016

Shimane - 48Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted an overview of its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of the Shimane nuclear power plant in Japan's Shimane prefecture to the country's nuclear regulator. The company expects dismantling of the plant to take 30 years to complete.

Regulatory milestone for US central storage facility

29 April 2016

WCS_application_submission_(Areva)-48An application for a licence to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel in Texas has been submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).