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Finland's Posiva to support Lithuania used fuel disposal

Finland's Posiva to support Lithuania used fuel disposal

The general criteria for Lithuania to dispose of its used nuclear fuel will be studied by Posiva Solutions, a subsidiary of the company that is doing the job on behalf of Finland's utilities.

Waste & Recycling 24 January 2022


US national labs support international waste disposal research

US national labs support international waste disposal research

Modelling and laboratory work at three US Department of Energy national laboratories is being undertaken to support the HotBENT international field experiment to evaluate the behaviour of bentonite clay used as an impermeable backfill in deep geological repositories for high-level waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2022


Lithuania to tackle Soviet-era waste store

Lithuania to tackle Soviet-era waste store

Lithuania is to demolish the outdated Maišiagala radioactive waste storage facility and permanently dispose of the waste it holds. A tender for buildings and equipment for the project has been launched.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2022


Another GDF community partnership forms in Cumbria

Another GDF community partnership forms in Cumbria

A community partnership has been formed in Allerdale, Cumbria, UK, to take forward discussions around siting a geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste. The Allerdale GDF Community Partnership is the third to form, following Mid Copeland GDF Community Partnership and South Copeland GDF Community Partnership in late-2021.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2022


Regulator authorises expansion of Canadian mill tailings facility

Regulator authorises expansion of Canadian mill tailings facility

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended the uranium mine and mill licence held by Orano Canada Inc allowing it to expand the JEB tailings management facility at McClean Lake.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2022


Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste is an "important alternative option for us to consider," Slovenia’s radioactive waste management organisation’s Leon Kegel has said following a preliminary study into solutions for the disposing of used fuel from the TRIGA II research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2022


US agency sets out 2022 cleanup priorities

US agency sets out 2022 cleanup priorities

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management has set out its key priorities for 2022 as it pursues its mission to achieve the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from decades of US nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2022


Contract awarded for planning of Asse II facilities

Contract awarded for planning of Asse II facilities

Germany's Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal has awarded a contract for planning the design and licensing of a waste treatment plant and an interim storage facility at the former Asse II salt mine in the district of Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony. The winning consortium has until the end of 2023 to submit the plans.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has released two planning documents that address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2022


Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy has submitted its application for an operating licence for the used fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility currently under construction at Olkiluoto. The repository - the first in the world for used fuel - is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2022