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Funding for waste-handling robotics development

New Nuclear

25 February 2015

A project to develop new robotic techniques for use in the autonomous handling of radioactive wastes is among those recently selected for funding by the European Commission.

UK Magnox site declared fuel free

Waste and Recycling

18 February 2015

Pond_inspection_Sizewell_A_(Magnox)_48UK regulators have confirmed that Sizewell A is completely fuel free. The decommissioning milestone marks the removal of 99% of the radioactive hazard from the former Magnox nuclear power station.

Russia develops mobile unit for low-level waste processing

Waste and Recycling

17 February 2015

Mobile LLW processing unit 48Russia's Atomenergomash has developed a unique mobile facility for processing low-level waste.

Liquid waste removal progress at Sellafield silos

Waste and Recycling

20 February 2015

Magnox Swarf Storage Silo 48The removal of two million litres of liquid radioactive waste from silos used to store swarf waste from Magnox fuel reprocessing at the UK's Sellafield site marks a significant hazard reduction milestone, according to Sellafield Ltd.

IAEA team sees improvements at Fukushima Daiichi

Regulation and Safety

18 February 2015

IAEA team at Fukushima Daiichi 4 48Significant tasks have been completed in the clean-up and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded. However, it says many challenging issues remain.

Belgian reactor shutdown imminent

Corporate

12 February 2015

Doel plant 48Unit 1 of the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium will be permanently disconnected from the grid on 15 February, operator Electrabel has stated. Despite government approval for extending the life of the 40-year-old unit, the regulator has not yet given its permission.