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Idaho waste site receives final shipment

Idaho waste site receives final shipment

The largest waste disposal site at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory has received its final shipment of radioactive waste, meaning work can now begin on the closure of the facility. Separately, the DOE Office of Environmental Management has announced the award of a USD6.4 billion cleanup contract for INL's site near Idaho Falls.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2021


Permit issued for Chernobyl used fuel transfer

Permit issued for Chernobyl used fuel transfer

Ukraine's nuclear regulator has issued a permit to SSE Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant for the retrieval of undamaged used nuclear fuel from the ISF-1 interim used fuel wet storage facility. The fuel will be moved into the new ISF-2 dry storage facility. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has also issued a licence for the operation of the Liquid Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant at the Chernobyl site.

Waste & Recycling 26 May 2021


US fund for reducing waste from advanced reactors

US fund for reducing waste from advanced reactors

The US Department of Energy yesterday announced up to USD40 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy programme that will limit the amount of waste produced from advanced nuclear reactors. Reducing such waste, it says, will help in the development and commercialisation of such reactors.

Waste & Recycling 20 May 2021


Cyclife to dispose of 16 German steam generators

Cyclife to dispose of 16 German steam generators

EDF subsidiary Cyclife Sweden AB has signed a long-term contract with German nuclear operator PreussenElektra for the transport and processing of 16 steam generators. These large metal components will be transported from the Unterweser, Grafenrheinfeld, Grohnde and Brokdorf nuclear power plants in Germany to Cyclife's industrial site in Nyköping, Sweden, for processing.

Waste & Recycling 19 May 2021


Framatome advances development of waste-handling robots

Framatome advances development of waste-handling robots

Framatome has announced the completion of a key milestone in the development of a robotic-assisted handling system to support decommissioning and waste management for the nuclear industry. Testing has confirmed the operation of robotic systems for handling and sorting high-level waste components, paving the way for increased automation.

Waste & Recycling 19 May 2021


Chapelcross ISF receives first container of waste

Chapelcross ISF receives first container of waste

The Chapelcross Site’s storage facility has taken its first active waste package - a Ductile Cast Iron Container with waste from the site’s former cooling pond, Magnox Limited announced today.

Waste & Recycling 14 May 2021


Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania is empty of all fuel, following the transportation on 11 May of the final container with damaged used nuclear fuel to a temporary storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2021


Work starts on first disposal tunnel at Finnish repository

Work starts on first disposal tunnel at Finnish repository

Excavation of the first final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced today. The repository - the first in the world for used fuel - is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s.

Waste & Recycling 07 May 2021


Swedish utilities urge decision on final disposal of waste

Swedish utilities urge decision on final disposal of waste

Ringhals AB and Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB each issued an Urgent Market Message to the Nord Pool power exchange yesterday morning about the potential risk of Ringhals units 3 and 4 and Forsmark units 1, 2 and 3 being unable to restart following scheduled outages - in 2024 (F2), 2025 (R3-4, F3), and 2028 (F1) - because of a lack of storage space for used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 06 May 2021


First fuel loaded into Brazilian dry storage facility

First fuel loaded into Brazilian dry storage facility

The first multi-purpose canister containing fuel has been loaded into a HI-STORM FW module and placed into the new on-site used fuel dry storage facility at Brazil's Angra nuclear power plant, Holtec International has announced. This marks the official start of the storage facility's planned 50 years of operation as well as the first use of Holtec's HI-TRAN 300 single-failure proof vertical heavy load hauler.

Waste & Recycling 05 May 2021