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Oak Ridge prepares for legacy waste processing

Oak Ridge prepares for legacy waste processing

A facility at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory site in Tennessee is being prepared to process an inventory of legacy high-dose uranium-233 from which materials will be extracted for medical research.

Waste & Recycling 23 January 2020


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


UK develops radwaste management committee's role

UK develops radwaste management committee's role

The UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management has published a document setting out the broad framework within which it will operate. The framework replaces its terms of reference.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2020


Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

Expansion of Wolsong used fuel store approved

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today approved Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's application to construct additional capacity for the interim storage of used fuel at the Wolsong nuclear power plant. Current storage at the existing used fuel facility is nearing full capacity.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2020


Orano to supply second Russian deconversion facility

Orano to supply second Russian deconversion facility

France's Orano will supply a second depleted uranium hexafluoride defluorination plant to TVEL's JSC Electrochemical Plant in Zelenogorsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region under a EUR40 million (USD44 million) contract awarded by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. The first facility has been in operation at the site for ten years.

Waste & Recycling 11 December 2019


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


Canadian repository search homes in on two sites

Canadian repository search homes in on two sites

Canada's search for a site to host a deep geological repository for its used nuclear fuel has been narrowed down to two potential locations in Ontario, the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation announced yesterday. NWMO is working to identify an acceptable site for the repository under a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management.

Waste & Recycling 27 November 2019


EBRD announces breakthrough in clean-up of Andreeva Bay

EBRD announces breakthrough in clean-up of Andreeva Bay

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced the retrieval of abandoned, highly radioactive used nuclear fuel assemblies from the bottom of Building 5 at Andreeva Bay in north-western Russian. Following the successful operation, radiation levels at the facility have fallen by over 40%, enabling further decommissioning work and removing "one of the most significant radiological risks to the Barent Sea region", the London-headquartered bank said.

Waste & Recycling 27 November 2019


Partnership to produce medical isotope from legacy waste

Partnership to produce medical isotope from legacy waste

Isotek Systems, TerraPower and the US Department of Energy have signed a public-private partnership agreement to use material recovered from a legacy uranium-233 inventory to increase the supply of the medical radioisotope actinium-225.

Waste & Recycling 25 November 2019