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SKB receives permit to expand Clab capacity

SKB receives permit to expand Clab capacity

Sweden's Land and Environment Court has granted radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB an environmental permit to increase the amount of used nuclear fuel in the Clab interim storage facility at Oskarshamn from 8000 tonnes to 11,000 tonnes.

Waste & Recycling 23 June 2022


Safety reports confirm suitability of Canadian repository sites

Safety reports confirm suitability of Canadian repository sites

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization is confident in the suitability of both potential sites under consideration to host a deep geological repository to store the nation's used nuclear fuel.
 

Waste & Recycling 16 June 2022


Waste removal starts at Sellafield facility

Waste removal starts at Sellafield facility

The first batch of waste has been removed from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo at the Sellafield site in the UK. The facility was built in the 1960s to store waste from the UK's earliest nuclear reactors in water-filled chambers.

Waste & Recycling 10 June 2022


IAEA assesses Slovenia's radwaste programme

IAEA assesses Slovenia's radwaste programme

Slovenia has a "comprehensive, robust and well-functioning system" for used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, it noted areas where it could be further enhanced.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2022


Repository engineering demonstration success for NWMO

Repository engineering demonstration success for NWMO

After more than eight years of preparation, Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has completed a full-scale demonstration of the engineered barriers that will safely contain and isolate the country's used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2022


Finnish fuel encapsulation plant enters installation phase

Finnish fuel encapsulation plant enters installation phase

Skanska Talonrakennus Oy, the contractor responsible for construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at Olkiluoto, handed over the building to Finnish waste management company Posiva at the end of May for installation of the nuclear systems.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2022


Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of unit 4 at the Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has officially got under way with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is the second of two VVER-1200 reactors at the site to be supplied by Russia.

New Nuclear 19 May 2022


Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has started reviewing Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel disposal facility after concluding the company has provided sufficient material.

Waste & Recycling 18 May 2022


Last of legacy TRU waste from SRS arrives at WIPP

Last of legacy TRU waste from SRS arrives at WIPP

The final TRUPACT-III container of legacy transuranic waste from the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina recently arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for permanent disposal. A total of 239 such shipments have been made since 2011.

Waste & Recycling 05 May 2022


Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

Defuelling of Ignalina units completed

The final cask of used fuel has been transferred from the reactor buildings at Lithuania's shut down Ignalina nuclear power plant to an on-site interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2022