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Large-box cask transfers resume at WIPP

Large-box cask transfers resume at WIPP

The US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has received its first large-box cask of transuranic waste since the facility's temporary closure in 2014. Re-entry into service of the TRUPACT-III cask will accelerate the pace of clean-up at DOE sites while reducing worker safety risks.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2020


Orano achieves industry first in used fuel transfer

Orano achieves industry first in used fuel transfer

Orano TN has completed the first transfer and storage of used fuel canisters with a higher than usual heat load using its Extended Optimised Storage dry storage system. The use of EOS, which is licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for heat loads of up to 50 kW per canister, means used fuel can be transferred to secure dry storage after a shorter period of time.

Waste & Recycling 16 January 2020


Holtec announces new cask technology developments

Holtec announces new cask technology developments

Holtec International has announced the launch of three new technologies that have been developed under its Project Cheetah initiative. These include a new storage and transport basket for VVER fuel; an improved storage cask design, and a new cask transporter.

Waste & Recycling 02 December 2019


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


Orano delivers transport cask for first US deployment

Orano delivers transport cask for first US deployment

Orano TN has delivered its first NUHOMS MP197HB transport cask, which it describes as the most advanced and versatile shielded transport cask in the USA for moving used nuclear fuel assemblies and low-level radioactive waste. It is also the only transport cask available to transport high burnup and damaged used nuclear fuel in the country.

Waste & Recycling 07 November 2019


IAEA fuel bank receives first delivery of uranium

IAEA fuel bank receives first delivery of uranium

The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday took delivery of the first shipment of low-enriched uranium at a purpose-built storage facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in eastern Kazakhstan. The delivery marks the official start of operation of the IAEA LEU Bank, aimed at providing assurance to countries about the availability of nuclear fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 18 October 2019


First fuel from Lepse leaves Nerpa shipyard

First fuel from Lepse leaves Nerpa shipyard

The first containers of used nuclear fuel assemblies removed from the Lepse floating technical base at the Nerpa shipyard have been transported to Murmansk, Russia. The fuel is being removed under a programme managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and will be sent to Mayak for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 25 September 2019


Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

Canadian, Korean waste organisations agree cooperation

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency has signed agreements with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation to cooperate on decommissioning nuclear facilities and radioactive waste management.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019


US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

Holtec International's HI-STAR 100MB transport package has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The company says the cask is "destined to become America's workhorse for transporting used nuclear fuel".

Regulation & Safety 14 August 2019


Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

Speech: The sustainability of used nuclear fuel management

World Nuclear Association was invited to present this week at the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors, Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future. Mikhail Baryshnikov (TENEX) and Cecile Evans (Orano), chair and deputy chair of the Sustainable Used Fuel Management Working Group, share the industry’s message.

Perspectives 26 June 2019