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Belgium launches project to develop metal smelter

Belgium launches project to develop metal smelter

The European Commission has given approval for a project by Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre and the Centre for Metallurgical Research to develop an advanced smelter for metal generated through the dismantling of nuclear power plants.

Waste & Recycling 15 February 2024


Waste issues need consideration in SMR deployment, says CoRWM

Waste issues need consideration in SMR deployment, says CoRWM

Waste management issues need to have a significantly greater prominence in the process of developing and deploying small modular reactor and advanced modular reactor designs, according to the UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).

Waste & Recycling 14 February 2024


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Fuel transfer trolley in place at Finnish encapsulation plant

Fuel transfer trolley in place at Finnish encapsulation plant

The transfer trolley for moving used fuel transport casks has been installed at Finnish waste management company Posiva's encapsulation plant under construction at Olkiluoto.

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2024


Orano to supply dry storage systems to Xcel Energy

Orano to supply dry storage systems to Xcel Energy

TN Americas - a subsidiary of Orano USA - has been awarded a contract by Xcel Energy to provide NUHOMS dry fuel storage systems to the Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear power plants, both in Minnesota.

Waste & Recycling 31 January 2024


Nukem completes mock-up of waste cementation system

Nukem completes mock-up of waste cementation system

Germany's Nukem Technologies Engineering Services GmbH - a subsidiary of Russia's TVEL - announced that the experimental setup for its state-of-the-art in-barrel cementation facility has been successfully completed.

Waste & Recycling 29 January 2024


First new panel in a decade at US waste facility

First new panel in a decade at US waste facility

Work has started on mining a new panel at the US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Panel 11 is the first of two waste emplacement panels approved last year by the New Mexico Environment Department as part of a 10-year extension of WIPP's operating permit.

Waste & Recycling 26 January 2024


New location expresses interest in hosting UK repository

New location expresses interest in hosting UK repository

A Geological Disposal Facility Working Group has been formed in South Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, to begin engagement about whether the area might be suitable for hosting an underground radioactive waste disposal facility. Three other communities are already involved in the siting process.

Waste & Recycling 26 January 2024


STUK requests extension to repository review deadline

STUK requests extension to repository review deadline

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has requested the deadline for its opinion on Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel repository to be extended until the end of 2024. In September last year, it said it would not complete its review by the end of 2023 as originally planned.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2024


CNL permitted to build Chalk River repository

CNL permitted to build Chalk River repository

The Canadian nuclear regulator has amended the licence held by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, authorising the construction of a near-surface disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste at the site.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2024


IAEA sees Belgian commitment to waste management

IAEA sees Belgian commitment to waste management

Belgium has a robust national infrastructure for the management of radioactive waste and used fuel, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has said, and recommended the development of consolidated policies for specific waste streams and for decision-making on a geological repository.

Waste & Recycling 08 January 2024