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Demolition starts of US vitrification plant

22 September 2017

WVDP vitrification facility demolition - 48Following two years of planning, demolition of the West Valley Demonstration Project vitrification facility in New York State began last week. The work is scheduled to be completed in eight months.

WIPP marks TRU shipment milestone

13 September 2017

TRU_waste_pack_loading_(DOE)-48The US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has received over 50 shipments of transuranic waste since shipments resumed in April.

UK's Pile Fuel Cladding Silo opened for first time

06 September 2017

The world's oldest nuclear waste store - the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo at Sellafield, England - has been cut open for the first time, Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority announced yesterday. Built in the 1950s when the site's purpose was to make material for nuclear weapons, the silo is a locked vault that was "never designed to be opened", they said.

Initiative launched for management of sealed sources

20 September 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources.

Japan and Russia join forces on waste management

08 September 2017

Rosatom-JAEA - September 2017 - 48Japan and Russia have signed a memorandum on the exchange of information on reactor physics experiments for minor actinoid transmutation for radioactive waste processing and management. The document was signed on 6 September in Vladivostok, Russia, during the Eastern Economic Forum by Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachov and Japan Atomic Energy Agency President Toshio Kodama.

CNSC completes review of disposal facility draft EIS

04 September 2017

Chalk_River_2015_(CNL)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed its technical assessment of a draft environmental impact statement for a proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility for radioactive waste from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Chalk River site. CNL must now address all federal and public comments received on the proposal before submitting its final EIS.