Related Topic: Plutonium

British plutonium samples shipped to France

British plutonium samples shipped to France

A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide fuel.

Waste & Recycling 28 November 2019


Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

The control room for the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Facility at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State has been commissioned. The facility is one of four major facilities that together will form the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant, which will process and stabilize radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019


Sellafield launches repackaging of plutonium canisters

Sellafield launches repackaging of plutonium canisters

Work has started on a five-year GBP1 billion (USD1.21 billion) programme to address an identified degradation risk in a small proportion of plutonium canisters stored at Sellafield in northwest England and dating from about 50 years ago. The start has been announced with the opening and repackaging of one such can for the first time.

Waste & Recycling 15 August 2019


NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a request by CB&I Areva MOX Services to terminate the construction authorisation for the partially built mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River in South Carolina.
 

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2019


Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Equipment contaminated with plutonium from the manufacturing of fuel for deep space missions has been removed from the 235-F building at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, marking a milestone in reducing risk at the South Carolina facility.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2018


US MOX facility contract terminated

US MOX facility contract terminated

The National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a contract termination notice to the consortium building the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site.

Uranium & Fuel 23 October 2018


New technology maps plutonium at Sellafield

New technology maps plutonium at Sellafield

New technology for mapping plutonium hotspots is being tested at the Sellafield fuel cycle site in Cumbria, UK. The technology, developed by Cavendish Nuclear, could lead to the faster, safer and cheaper decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Waste & Recycling 20 August 2018