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Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Processing radioactive waste or used fuel from other countries has been banned in Slovakia, after a parliamentary resolution yesterday. The move will force the closure of a business unit of JAVYS, potentially leading to job losses once ongoing work is completed.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2021


New transport casks delivered to KHNP

New transport casks delivered to KHNP

Orano USA has delivered its first TN-LC used fuel cask to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. It will be used to move used fuel between KHNP's nuclear power plant sites as well as internationally.

Corporate 25 August 2021


Optimus-H transport package certified in Canada

Optimus-H transport package certified in Canada

NAC International has announced that its Optimus-H system for packaging radioactive waste has been certified for use in Canada. Optimus-H is more heavily shielded than the Optimus-L version which was certified last year, and is suitable for a broader range of higher activity wastes.

Regulation & Safety 25 August 2021


Q&A: Core Power Chairman and CEO Mikal Bøe

Q&A: Core Power Chairman and CEO Mikal Bøe

Molten salt reactor technology has the potential to revolutionise the commercial shipping industry by making the largest ships faster, cleaner and more efficient, Core Power Chairman and CEO Mikal Bøe said in an interview with World Nuclear News. The goal is initially to power floating production of hydrogen-derived green fuels for a vast fleet of smaller vessels and, once licensed and approved, eventually to provide onboard electric propulsion power for large ships.

Perspectives 04 August 2021


IAEA aims for easier transport of radioactive materials

IAEA aims for easier transport of radioactive materials

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has called for more Member States to appoint a national focal point on denials of shipment of radioactive materials. Speaking during a webinar organised by the independent Transport Facilitation Working Group and hosted last week by World Nuclear Association, he said having more NFPs would result in the smoother transport of radioactive materials around the globe.

Regulation & Safety 26 July 2021


Holtec set to ramp up HI-STAR cask production

Holtec set to ramp up HI-STAR cask production

Holtec is preparing to increase production of its HI-STAR casks, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and new orders in Europe. The first HI-STAR 150 was loaded at the Cofrentes nuclear power plant in Spain and placed into the storage facility on 23 June. This is Holtec's first dual-purpose metal cask loaded in Europe.

Waste & Recycling 13 July 2021


China produces its first used fuel transport cask

China produces its first used fuel transport cask

China has manufactured its first domestically-designed 100-tonne used fuel transportation cask. China National Nuclear Corporation said batch production of the Longzhou-CNSC cask - which can hold 21 used fuel assemblies - will further consolidate its used fuel transportation capabilities.

Waste & Recycling 02 July 2021


Korean collaboration to research marine SMR

Korean collaboration to research marine SMR

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries have announced plans to work together on the development of a molten salt reactor for marine propulsion and floating nuclear power plants. Samsung Heavy Industries is also carrying out R&D into using ammonia and hydrogen to power ships in efforts to find alternative, low-emission propulsion options.

Energy & Environment 11 June 2021


UK's NDA launches new nuclear transport division

UK's NDA launches new nuclear transport division

A new specialist nuclear transport organisation has officially launched today in the UK. Nuclear Transport Solutions, part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, operates Direct Rail Services and Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited, which provide rail and shipping services, respectively. The NDA is also in the process of integrating its radioactive waste management businesses.

Corporate 19 April 2021


Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst

Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst

Given the scale and urgency of the required clean transition combined with the growth of the global energy system, all zero-carbon hydrogen production options must be pursued, energy research and consultancy firm LucidCatalyst stresses in its latest report. The report, Missing Link to a Livable Climate, describes how to decarbonise "a substantial portion" of the global energy system, for which there is currently "no viable alternative", and presents the six actions that are needed.

Energy & Environment 24 February 2021