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Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has begun a project at its Lucas Heights facility near Sydney to remove general solid waste, building waste, and some mineral sands used in rare earth metals research, to make way for future site redevelopment.

Corporate 01 February 2023


Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Swiss nuclear trade organisation, swissnuclear, will later this year begin discussions with local communities and cantons on possible payments and compensation for hosting a deep geological repository for radioactive waste. In September, Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland was proposed as the site of a repository.

Waste & Recycling 23 January 2023


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US approval for metal storage cask

US approval for metal storage cask

A metal overpack for cask storage of used nuclear fuel, jointly developed by Doosan Enerbility of South Korea and NAC International of the USA, has received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2023


Application lodged for construction of French repository

Application lodged for construction of French repository

French radioactive waste management agency Andra has applied for a construction licence for the planned Centre Industriel de Stockage Géologique (Cigéo) deep geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2023


Transfer of waste from Berkeley vaults begins

Transfer of waste from Berkeley vaults begins

The first concrete box containing radioactive waste from underground vaults at the shut down Berkeley nuclear power plant in the UK has been transferred to an interim on-site storage facility, Magnox Ltd announced.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2023


Viewpoint: It's time to let the world know we can safely manage nuclear waste

Viewpoint: It's time to let the world know we can safely manage nuclear waste

While many agree the benefits of using nuclear energy to fight climate change and build energy security are clear, there is still a major hurdle to overcome before it is widely accepted as a safe and clean part of the energy mix: the perception that the nuclear industry has a waste "problem", writes Laurie Swami, president and CEO of Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

Perspectives 19 January 2023


Czechs update geological repository target date

Czechs update geological repository target date

The Czech government has said it will seek to meet the European Union's 2050 deadline for operation of a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel - but said it would continue to put the case for the deadline to be revised.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2023


US cleanup mission looks to build on 2022 success

US cleanup mission looks to build on 2022 success

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management achieved most of its goals for calendar year 2022, with all but three of the priorities on its mission "scorecard" for the year complete or partially complete. All six of its primary mission areas have received increased funding under the recently enacted budget for fiscal 2023.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2023


SKB receives environmental permit for SFR expansion

SKB receives environmental permit for SFR expansion

Sweden's Land and Environment Court has granted radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB an environmental permit to extend the SFR final repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark.

Waste & Recycling 23 December 2022


NND applies to assume responsibility for Norwegian facilities

NND applies to assume responsibility for Norwegian facilities

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning has submitted an application for a licence to own and operate the two Norwegian nuclear facilities in Halden and Kjeller, as well as the operation of the waste landfill for low- and intermediate-level radioactive material in Himdalen.

Waste & Recycling 23 December 2022