Waste management rss

Investment program for Slovenian repository

Waste and Recycling

10 July 2014

Slovenian LLW-ILW repository 48The Slovenian government has approved an investment program for a national repository for low- and intermediate-level waste. The total investment costs depend on whether neighbouring Croatia participates in the project.

Ukraine expects own used fuel facility in 2017

Waste and Recycling

02 July 2014

Ukraine has rekindled a long-held ambition to have its own storage facility for used nuclear fuel with the signing on 24 June of a revised contract with Holtec International.

Swedish utilities face sharp hike in waste fee

Waste and Recycling

27 June 2014

Sweden's nuclear regulator proposes to almost double the fees paid by utilities in 2015 into the country's nuclear waste fund. The increase follows a recalculation of decommissioning and waste disposal costs.

UK government increases control of civil plutonium

Waste and Recycling

03 July 2014

The UK is taking control of more of the foreign-owned separated plutonium it is storing, avoiding the cost and security measures associated with transporting the fuel back to other countries.

Designing the Cigéo disposal site

Waste and Recycling

02 July 2014

Cigeo vision (Andra) 69x48Work is to start on the design of waste handling procedures for Cigéo, France's future underground disposal site for radioactive waste.

Delay in Finnish repository licence review

Waste and Recycling

26 June 2014

Olkiluoto repository 48The Finnish nuclear regulator needs another six months to review Posiva's application to build a waste encapsulation plant and a final repository at Olkiluoto.