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Uranium separation resumes at Savannah River Site

Waste and Recycling

24 August 2016

First Cycle at H Canyon - 48A facility for separating uranium from used research reactor fuel at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina has restarted for the first time in five years. The extracted uranium will be used in new fuel for nuclear power plants.

US and UK swap high-enriched uranium to support cancer treatment

Uranium and Fuel

31 March 2016

Some 700 kg of British high-enriched uranium (HEU) will be transported to America in return for a form of the fuel that can be used in research reactors that create isotopes for life-saving diagnosis and treatment.

ASN to monitor corrosion in La Hague evaporators

Regulation and Safety

25 February 2016

La Hague evaporator - 48A series of measurements of the thickness of the steel walls of some of the evaporators at Areva's La Hague reprocessing plant in northern France has indicated faster than expected corrosion. The country's nuclear regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), said it will monitor Areva's work to minimize future corrosion of these evaporators.

Reprocessing plant siting work halted in Lianyungang

Waste and Recycling

10 August 2016

The municipal government of Lianyungang in China's Jiangsu province has announced the suspension of site selection work for a planned Sino-French nuclear fuel reprocessing project. The move follows public protests against the project.

Nuclear growth revealed in China's new Five-Year Plan

Nuclear Policies

23 March 2016

China's operating nuclear generating capacity will double over the next five years under the country's latest Five-Year Plan. The plan also calls for the preparation for construction of inland nuclear power plants and work on a reprocessing plant to start by 2020.

Japanese bill seeks to support reprocessing business

Waste and Recycling

09 February 2016

Rokkasho (JNFL) 68x48The Japanese cabinet has approved a bill aimed at "taking measures necessary for the steady implementation of the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel". The bill creates a new entity responsible for reprocessing and introduces a new system for funding it.