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Korean repository officially opens

Waste and Recycling

01 September 2015

Gyeongju repository opening ceremony - 48A ceremony was held on 28 August to mark the official opening of South Korea's underground low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang province.

Test runs to start at UK dry fuel store

Waste and Recycling

20 August 2015

The UK regulator has given approval for the inactive commissioning process to begin at a dry nuclear fuel store at Sizewell B, the country's first such nuclear fuel storage facility. Construction of the store began in early 2013.

Tepco readies to install unit 3 cover

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 cover preparations 48The installation of a protective cover over unit 3 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan can start as soon as the removal of rubble from the reactor building is completed, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said.

Commissioning of Ignalina solid waste facilities under way

Waste and Recycling

26 August 2015

Ignalina solid waste facility - 48Cold testing - one of the first stages of the commissioning process - has started at the new Solid Waste Management and Storage Facilities at the shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania.

UK research on intermediate-level waste reduction

Waste and Recycling

14 August 2015

Trials have been completed by UK companies Costain and Tetronics International of new technology for the vitrification of intermediate-level radioactive waste. The partners claim the technology could reduce the volume of such waste from the nuclear industry by up to 90%.

German waste disposal plan approved

Waste and Recycling

13 August 2015

Following a strategic environmental assessment and public consultation, the German cabinet yesterday adopted a draft national radioactive waste disposal program proposed by the country's environment ministry.