Waste and Recycling rss

Changes proposed to Japanese decommissioning

21 October 2016

A proposal to change decommissioning rules in Japan could mean that operators will contribute to funds only during operation, and not, as previously, for a decade after final shutdown.

Construction of Ukraine's used fuel storage facility to start in March

19 October 2016

Holtec-EnergoAtom - October 2016 - 48The "active phase" of construction work on a central used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is expected to start in March 2017, Oleksandr Rybchuk, general director of Atomprojectengineering said.

UK completes return of Swiss reprocessing waste

17 October 2016

HLW shipment from UK to Switzerland - 48The second and final shipment of high-level waste from the UK to Switzerland has been completed. The waste resulted from the reprocessing and recycling of used nuclear fuel from Swiss nuclear power plants at Sellafield.

Cabinet approves German nuclear phase-out funding bill

20 October 2016

The German cabinet yesterday adopted a draft bill on financing the decommissioning of the country's nuclear power plants and management of its radioactive waste. The bill is based on the recommendation of an independent commission reviewing the financing of Germany's nuclear phase-out.

Finland to share repository know-how with Czech Republic

18 October 2016

Finnish waste management company Posiva will share its experience and know-how of developing a repository for used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste with the Czech Republic's Radioactive Waste Repository Authority through a four-year service contract.

End walls in place for Chernobyl cover

07 October 2016

Chernobyl NSC front wall - 48Construction has been completed of the dividing walls between units 3 and 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, against which the New Safe Confinement over unit 4 will be placed. Completion of the new cover is scheduled for November 2017.