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Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced that it now expects the reprocessing plant under construction at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture to begin commercial operation in 2024 instead of 2022, as had been previously scheduled.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2023


US DOE awards funds for nuclear recycling projects

US DOE awards funds for nuclear recycling projects

The US Department of Energy has selected twelve projects looking to advance recycling of used nuclear fuel - or UNF - from commercial power reactors to receive USD38 million of funding. The projects, led by universities, private companies and national laboratories, will work towards reducing the impacts of used fuel disposal, DOE said.

Waste & Recycling 24 October 2022


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Sellafield ends nuclear fuel reprocessing after 58 years

Sellafield ends nuclear fuel reprocessing after 58 years

Just before midnight on 17 July, the final used fuel was fed into Sellafield's Magnox Reprocessing Plant's charge machine and dissolved in nitric acid to separate out the plutonium and uranium. It is a process which has been used to reprocess nearly 55,000 tonnes of Magnox fuel since 1964.

Waste & Recycling 21 July 2022


US companies partner on nuclear recycling technology
 

US companies partner on nuclear recycling technology
 

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Energy Northwest and Curio sees Energy Northwest as an industry partner and potential off-taker of products produced through Curio's NuCycle nuclear waste recycling process.

Waste & Recycling 08 July 2022


Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano has been awarded a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency for the transport and treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor in Japan. In 2018, Orano was contracted to conduct preparatory work for the transport operations.

Waste & Recycling 28 June 2022


Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2022


UK reprocessing plant to end operations

UK reprocessing plant to end operations

The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will end its operations in July, marking the completion of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Programme.

Waste & Recycling 17 May 2022


DOE approves method to hasten legacy waste removal

DOE approves method to hasten legacy waste removal

A new method to remove and process used fuel at the Savannah River site in South Carolina that will save more than 20 years of work and billions of dollars in costs has been approved by the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2022


New US programme to investigate recycling of used fuel

New US programme to investigate recycling of used fuel

The US Department of Energy has announced funding of up to USD48 million for a new programme to recycle used nuclear fuel to produce feedstocks for advanced reactor fuel. Converting UNF Radioisotopes Into Energy will be run under the auspices of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

Waste & Recycling 16 March 2022


Oklo, Argonne to commercialise advanced fuel recycling technology

Oklo, Argonne to commercialise advanced fuel recycling technology

California-based Oklo Inc and Argonne National Laboratory have signed an agreement formalising their commitment to commercialising recycling technology for advanced reactor fuel as part of a US Department of Energy-funded project.

Waste & Recycling 10 February 2022