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Swedish regulator approves repository application

Waste and Recycling

29 June 2016

Forsmark used fuel repository concept - 48The licence application by Sweden's radioactive waste management company for an integrated system for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste has been endorsed by the country's Radiation Safety Authority. A final decision to licence the facilities will be made next year.

Fennovoima considers own repository for used fuel

Waste and Recycling

22 June 2016

Fennovoima is considering developing its own repository for disposing of used fuel from its planned Hanhikivi nuclear power plant in western Finland. Posiva Solutions is to advise it on site selection.

Cold testing of interim storage facility completed at Ignalina

Waste and Recycling

21 June 2016

Cold testing - one of the first stages of the commissioning process - has been completed at the new Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility for units 1 and 2 of the shut-down Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania. The work started in January and was completed on 16 June, the plant announced yesterday.

Mexican dry storage facility nearing completion

Waste and Recycling

24 June 2016

Laguna_Verde_ISFSI_May_2016_(Holtec)-48 An independent used fuel storage installation (ISFSFI) at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant has been built in record time, with fuel loading into the facility's storage canisters expected to begin this month.

Areva TN opens concrete component facility


21 June 2016

Moycock_Casting_Facility_(Areva_TN)-48Areva TN has opened a new facility for casting concrete components for its NUHOMS horizontal storage modules for used nuclear fuel.

EDF modifies dismantling plans for first generation units

Waste and Recycling

17 June 2016

Saint-Laurent A1 and A2 decommissioning - 48EDF has informed the French nuclear regulator that it has adopted a new strategy for decommissioning its first generation, gas-cooled reactors. Dismantling of the six reactors will take longer than previously planned as the company wants to complete the decommissioning of one unit before working on the others.