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UK designates radwaste disposal policy

UK designates radwaste disposal policy

The UK government has designated its National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure, following its completion of 21 parliamentary sitting days on 2 October, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said today. BEIS has also published the Appraisal of Sustainability Post Adoption Statement and the Final Habitats and Regulation Assessment report.

Waste & Recycling 17 October 2019


IAEA assesses German radioactive waste management

IAEA assesses German radioactive waste management

Germany is continuing to manage its radioactive waste and used fuel in a safe and responsible manner, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded. However, it noted areas for potential improvement.

Waste & Recycling 10 October 2019


IAEA showcases environmental remediation success

IAEA showcases environmental remediation success

The International Atomic Energy Agency has marked the tenth anniversary of its Network on Environmental Remediation and Management (ENVIRONET) initiative by showcasing projects it has supported, lessons learned and plans to ensure future activities inside and outside the fuel cycle benefit from an integrated approach to remediation.

Waste & Recycling 01 October 2019


Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Laker TRF Ltd says its water detritiation technology could provide "cost-effective and reliable" detritiation for light water applications, such as contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and fusion power reactors, such as ITER.

Corporate 27 September 2019


Foundation stone laid for Finnish encapsulation plant

Foundation stone laid for Finnish encapsulation plant

Finnish waste management company Posiva has laid the foundation stone for the start of construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at the Olkiluoto site in western Finland. Construction of the plant is scheduled for completion in summer 2022.

Waste & Recycling 25 September 2019


Chernobyl used fuel store ready for commissioning

Chernobyl used fuel store ready for commissioning

Holtec International has announced completion of the pre-commissioning programme, or 'cold tests', for the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility in Ukraine. It is the world's largest dry storage installation.

Waste & Recycling 24 September 2019


UAE seeks French expertise in waste management

UAE seeks French expertise in waste management

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with French radioactive waste management agency Andra to explore potential collaboration in the field of radioactive waste management.

Waste & Recycling 23 September 2019


Recommendations made for Finnish waste management

Recommendations made for Finnish waste management

Finland must ensure appropriate management of all existing and future radioactive waste, regardless of its origin, producer or production method, a working group set up by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has said. Meanwhile, another working group has made recommendations for improving the investment of assets under the country's nuclear waste management fund.

Waste & Recycling 04 September 2019


Further contract for Finnish repository construction

Further contract for Finnish repository construction

Finnish waste management company Posiva has awarded a contract to YIT, the country's largest construction firm, for the second phase of excavation works at the Onkalo repository near Olkiluoto. The contract - worth about EUR17 million (USD19 million) - covers the excavation of two more central tunnels and five deposition tunnels connected to them.

Waste & Recycling 29 August 2019


Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

Control room launched at Hanford waste treatment plant

The control room for the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Facility at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State has been commissioned. The facility is one of four major facilities that together will form the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant, which will process and stabilize radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site.

Waste & Recycling 23 August 2019