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IAEA praises Italy's decommissioning efforts

14 July 2017

Italy is committed to the safe and effective decommissioning of nuclear sites and management of associated radioactive waste, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded. However, it noted areas for potential improvement.

Energoatom gets approval to build used fuel facility

10 July 2017

Energoatom has received regulatory approval to start construction of a central used fuel storage facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine issued a licence on 6 June.

First loading campaign completed at UK dry fuel store

06 July 2017

Sizewell B dry store fuel loading - 48EDF Energy last month marked the completion of its first used fuel loading campaign into the new dry fuel store at its Sizewell B pressurised water reactor. It is the first dry used fuel storage facility in the UK.

Kewaunee dry fuel storage campaign sets records

11 July 2017

Magnastor_ISFSI_Kewaunee_(NAC)-48NAC International's completion of a dry fuel storage campaign at the Kewaunee nuclear power plant four years after the unit shut down has set a new benchmark for the transfer of used fuel to dry storage.

IRSN raises issues with design of Cigéo repository

07 July 2017

Cigeo vision (Andra) 69x48The project to construct an underground radioactive waste repository in France has achieved "satisfactory technical maturity", the country's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety has said. However, it identified a number of issues that could potentially impact the design concept and timeline for the project.

MOX fuel shipment leaves France for Japan

06 July 2017

Sixth MOX shipment France-Japan - 48Two ships carrying mixed oxide (MOX) fuel yesterday departed from the French port of Cherbourg en route to Japan. It is the sixth such shipment of MOX fuel from Europe to Japan.