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KBR to support UK repository development

KBR to support UK repository development

USA-headquartered KBR has been awarded a contract to support the UK's Nuclear Waste Services in developing a Geological Disposal Facility. Such a facility, NWS says, will create more than 4000 jobs for the local host community.

Waste & Recycling 30 September 2022


DOE funds communities to learn about used fuel storage

DOE funds communities to learn about used fuel storage

The US Department of Energy has invited interested communities to apply for a share of USD16 million for resources to help them learn more about consent-based siting of used nuclear fuel management and interim storage. Meanwhile, the State of Nevada is seeking a resumption of the licensing procedures for the Yucca Mountain repository - with the aim of securing a permanent end to the project.

Waste & Recycling 22 September 2022


DOE to work on relationships as waste programme develops

DOE to work on relationships as waste programme develops

The US Department of Energy has issued a new report based on public feedback to help inform its consent-based process to identify sites for the consolidated interim storage of the USA's used nuclear fuel. The department said it will work to build trust and relationships as the process goes forward.

Waste & Recycling 16 September 2022


Site proposed for Swiss repository

Site proposed for Swiss repository

Following a 14-year site selection process, Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has proposed Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland as the site of a deep geological repository. A used fuel encapsulation plant is to be built at the existing Zwilag interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 12 September 2022


Drones to map Idaho high-level waste store

Drones to map Idaho high-level waste store

Workers at the Calcine Retrieval Project at the Idaho National Laboratory site are being trained to operate a light detection and ranging-equipped drone in preparation for mapping the interior of a high-level radioactive waste storage vault.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2022


Contract for cleanup of Tajik uranium legacy site

Contract for cleanup of Tajik uranium legacy site

A contract has been signed for the environmental remediation of the former Taboshar uranium mining and processing site near the city of Istiklol in western Tajikistan. The work - to be carried out by specialists from Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom - is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

Uranium & Fuel 07 September 2022


Deep Isolation aiming for disposal site within decade

Deep Isolation aiming for disposal site within decade

Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, says that the firm is targeting having a first deep borehole nuclear waste disposal site up and running within "five to ten years".

Corporate 05 September 2022


Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Also in this edition, Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, outlines its ambitions to "solve" the nuclear waste disposal issue.

Perspectives 01 September 2022


Cleanup of two Uzbek sites to start in early-2023

Cleanup of two Uzbek sites to start in early-2023

Environmental remediation of former uranium mining sites at Yangiabad and Charkesar in Uzbekistan is set to begin following the signing of a EUR7 million (USD7 million) grant agreement between the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia and the Uzbek government.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2022


Expansion of South Korean waste repository begins

Expansion of South Korean waste repository begins

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction of the second phase near-surface disposal facilities for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste at Gyeongju in South Korea's North Gyeongsang province.

Waste & Recycling 31 August 2022