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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


Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

A contract has been signed to design the used fuel reprocessing module of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex facility under construction at Seversk in Russia.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

The first full assemblies of a new kind of nuclear fuel have been loaded into Russia's Balakovo 1 for a five-year trial. Rosatom's REMIX fuel promises to close the fuel cycle using today's light-water reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 22 December 2021


Reprocessing waste packed and ready for return shipment

Reprocessing waste packed and ready for return shipment

Work to prepare all foreign-owned high-level waste for return to overseas customers has been completed, the UK's Sellafield Ltd has announced. A total of 1840 containers have been prepared for return to overseas customers since 2008, as part of the closing out of commercial reprocessing contracts from the Thorp reprocessing plant.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2021


Sizewell C could use recycled uranium

Sizewell C could use recycled uranium

EDF Energy will 'get on with' work to construct two EPR units at Sizewell C in Suffolk, UK, as soon as it receives government permission, which could come within six months, said the project's director of financing, Julia Pyke. She added that the company is working to fuel the reactors with recycled uranium.

Waste & Recycling 06 December 2021


REMIX fuel ready for final test

REMIX fuel ready for final test

Russia is ready to test a batch of fuel assemblies made from recycled uranium and plutonium. The REMIX fuel concept could be used with any reactor and promises a step-change in resource efficiency and waste reduction, according to Rosatom.

Uranium & Fuel 11 November 2021