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TVO submits EIA programme on very low-level waste disposal

TVO submits EIA programme on very low-level waste disposal

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today submitted an environmental impact assessment programme to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on very low-level radioactive waste disposal at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. The alternatives are constructing a new near-surface disposal facility or expanding the deep geological repository currently in use.

Waste & Recycling 14 August 2020


Final used fuel transfer marks SONGS decommissioning milestone

Final used fuel transfer marks SONGS decommissioning milestone

The final canister of used fuel from the shut-down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has now been transferred into dry storage, marking a milestone for the decommissioning of the California site.

Waste & Recycling 11 August 2020


RWM launches new venture to lead UK repository research

RWM launches new venture to lead UK repository research

The University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield will support the delivery of independent evidence-based research to underpin the development of a UK Geological Disposal Facility following a GBP2.5 million (USD3.3 million) grant secured from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

Waste & Recycling 05 August 2020


UK invites innovation in radwaste management

UK invites innovation in radwaste management

The UK has launched a GBP3.9 million (USD5.0 million) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of its oldest nuclear sites. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - including Sellafield Ltd and Magnox Ltd - has teamed up with Innovate UK to call on companies to "come up with new ideas and innovative approaches to the challenge".

Waste & Recycling 28 July 2020


Remediation work begins at Kyrgyz legacy uranium site

Remediation work begins at Kyrgyz legacy uranium site

Work has started in Kyrgyzstan to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia with a ground-breaking ceremony in Shekaftar, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced today. The Shekaftar mining complex includes three closed mines and eight mining-waste disposal areas that contain about 700,000 cubic metres of waste from mining operations.

Uranium & Fuel 28 July 2020


Deep Isolation, NAC extend cooperation on waste canisters

Deep Isolation, NAC extend cooperation on waste canisters

Deep Isolation has signed a long-term cooperation and licensing agreement with NAC International to design, manufacture and supply canisters to store and/or dispose of nuclear waste in deep horizontal boreholes. The agreement follows a short-term memorandum of understanding the two companies signed last year.

Waste & Recycling 22 July 2020


US awards multiple decommissioning contracts for legacy sites

US awards multiple decommissioning contracts for legacy sites

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded multiple contracts to provide nationwide deactivation, decommissioning and removal services at "excess" facilities across the EM complex.

Waste & Recycling 07 July 2020


OPG terminates environmental assessment process for repository

OPG terminates environmental assessment process for repository

Ontario Power Generation has formally withdrawn its site preparation and construction licence application for a deep geologic repository for low and intermediate-level waste at the Bruce nuclear site. It has also terminated the federal environmental assessment process for the repository.

Waste & Recycling 29 June 2020


Isotek, DOE sign legacy waste contract modification

Isotek, DOE sign legacy waste contract modification

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems, LLC business and the US Department of Energy have signed a USD254 million contract modification to perform processing operations to dispose of uranium-233 material up until 2024 on the Uranium-233 Disposition Project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. This contract modification, SNC-Lavalin said, is aligned with the company's new strategy to move towards engineering services and greater growth.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2020


Holtec deploys robotic welder

Holtec deploys robotic welder

Holtec International has deployed the first industrial robot developed under a programme it launched in 2019: a portable robotic welder, which is used to weld lids to multi-purpose canisters. Using a robot drastically reduces the dose to the loading crew during such operations.

Waste & Recycling 15 June 2020