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DOE funds communities to learn about used fuel storage

DOE funds communities to learn about used fuel storage

The US Department of Energy has invited interested communities to apply for a share of USD16 million for resources to help them learn more about consent-based siting of used nuclear fuel management and interim storage. Meanwhile, the State of Nevada is seeking a resumption of the licensing procedures for the Yucca Mountain repository - with the aim of securing a permanent end to the project.

Waste & Recycling 22 September 2022


Argentina regulator’s commitment to nuclear safety praised by IAEA

Argentina regulator’s commitment to nuclear safety praised by IAEA

A 13-day International Atomic Energy Agency mission to Argentina concluded that the Nuclear Regulatory Authority "demonstrated a long-standing commitment to enhancing and promoting nuclear safety", and also recommended areas for improvements.

Regulation & Safety 15 September 2022


Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

Former uranium mine properties released by regulator

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended Cameco's waste facility operating licence for the decommissioned Beaverlodge mine and mill site in northern Saskatchewan as the company prepares for the transfer of 18 properties at the legacy site to provincial control.

Uranium & Fuel 15 September 2022


Fuel fabrication plant relicensed for another 40 years

Fuel fabrication plant relicensed for another 40 years

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a renewed licence for Westinghouse's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Hopkins, South Carolina, which means it can continue producing nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power reactors until September 2062.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2022


Southern plans to operate Hatch beyond 2050

Southern plans to operate Hatch beyond 2050

Southern Company has notified the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to apply for a 20-year extension to the operating licences of both units at the Edwin I Hatch nuclear power plant in Georgia.

Regulation & Safety 02 September 2022


Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co is to resume production of pressurised water reactor fuel at its refurbished Tokai plant  after receiving approval from the Japanese nuclear regulator.

Regulation & Safety 26 August 2022


Ukrainian regulator restores Chernobyl licences

Ukrainian regulator restores Chernobyl licences

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine decision resumes most of the plant's radioactive waste management licences, which were suspended in May following the Russian military occupation of the area.

Regulation & Safety 17 August 2022


Covra seeks permit change for new waste storage facility

Covra seeks permit change for new waste storage facility

The Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste has applied to the country's nuclear regulator for a change in its licence to allow the construction of a new multi-functional storage building for low and intermediate-level waste at its site in Nieuwdorp, in the municipality of Borssele, the Netherlands.

Waste & Recycling 12 August 2022


Chinese molten-salt reactor cleared for start up

Chinese molten-salt reactor cleared for start up

The Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics - part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences - has been given approval by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to commission an experimental thorium-powered molten-salt reactor, construction of which started in Wuwei city, Gansu province, in September 2018.

New Nuclear 09 August 2022


ASN extends water-discharge rule changes as heatwave continues

ASN extends water-discharge rule changes as heatwave continues

The French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire has extended temporary modifications to the strict rules regulating the maximum temperature of cooling water released from five nuclear power plants as the country experiences an ongoing heatwave.

Regulation & Safety 08 August 2022