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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


US legislature considers waste management reforms

US legislature considers waste management reforms

Draft legislation to update the US Department of Energy's ability to manage nuclear waste - passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday - would allow DOE to build and operate interim storage sites to consolidate used fuel from decommissioned reactors. Similar draft legislation has now been introduced in the US Senate.
 

Waste & Recycling 21 November 2019


MOX Services gets settlement deal for shuttered facility at Savannah River

MOX Services gets settlement deal for shuttered facility at Savannah River

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has reached a settlement agreement with MOX Services and its parent companies to resolve all contract closeout matters pertaining to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

Waste & Recycling 20 November 2019


Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

Environmental court approves Swedish repository expansion

The expansion of Sweden's existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark has been approved by the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm. With approval already granted by the nuclear regulator, the government will now make a final decision on the application.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2019


EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

Significant progress has been made in cleaning up some of the legacy waste from historic uranium mining in Central Asia, but much remains to be done, with additional donations from the international community needed to complete this vital remediation work, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says.

Uranium & Fuel 13 November 2019


US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

Deep Isolation and NAC International are to cooperate in the design, development and manufacture of Deep Isolation's disposal canister technology.

Waste & Recycling 12 November 2019


Orano delivers transport cask for first US deployment

Orano delivers transport cask for first US deployment

Orano TN has delivered its first NUHOMS MP197HB transport cask, which it describes as the most advanced and versatile shielded transport cask in the USA for moving used nuclear fuel assemblies and low-level radioactive waste. It is also the only transport cask available to transport high burnup and damaged used nuclear fuel in the country.

Waste & Recycling 07 November 2019