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UK to support 'next-generation' nuclear technology

Nuclear Policies

07 December 2017

The UK government has announced a series of measure that aim to realise the full potential of the of the country's nuclear power industry. The document 'Government to support development of next-generation nuclear technology' follows publication of the Industrial Strategy white paper last month, a core objective of which is to "ensure the UK is developing the technologies of the future and preparing to seize the opportunities they bring and build on its strengths", the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.

Bulgarian waste treatment facility testing completed

Waste and Recycling

30 November 2017

Kozloduy plasma melting facility - 48A demonstration test run of the Plasma Melting Facility at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria has been completed. The facility will be used to treat low- and intermediate-level solid radioactive waste, reducing its volume and immobilising it.

Revised schedule for Canadian repository

Waste and Recycling

27 November 2017

NSDF _outreach_October_2017_(CNSC)-48Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has requested an amended timeline for its Near Surface Disposal Facility project to allow sufficient time to respond to regulatory requests for technical information before submitting its final Environmental Impact Statement for the facility.

Decommissioning of Candu protoype moves forward

Waste and Recycling

01 December 2017

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has extended the deadline for public comments on Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft Environmental Impact Statement for decommissioning the country's first ever nuclear power reactor by two weeks to 13 February. The Nuclear Power Demonstration reactor was the prototype for the Candu reactor design.

Chernobyl confinement structure nears completion

Waste and Recycling

29 November 2017

Chernobyl NSC - 48Installation of critical systems is progressing within the New Safe Confinement covering the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The enormous arched structure was put in place one year ago and is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2018.

Rosatom and Andra expand cooperation

Waste and Recycling

23 November 2017

Andra-Rosatom_waste_coop_(Rosatom)-48Russia's Rosatom and the French radioactive waste management agency Andra yesterday signed a cooperation agreement concerning the final isolation of radioactive waste. The agreement builds on a memorandum of understanding the two parties signed in 2012.