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ANS calls for US regulatory action on reprocessing

ANS calls for US regulatory action on reprocessing

The American Nuclear Society has called on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take action on reprocessing and recycling of used nuclear fuel, saying the lack of an efficient, technically robust, and technology-inclusive regulatory foundation is a barrier to innovation, especially for vendors of advanced nuclear reactors.

Waste & Recycling 04 June 2020


Regulator confirms safety of Japanese reprocessing plant

Regulator confirms safety of Japanese reprocessing plant

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority today approved a draft report concluding Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited's reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture meets new safety standards. The approval brings the plant, construction of which began in 1993, closer to starting up.

Regulation & Safety 13 May 2020


Sellafield starts controlled shutdown of Magnox facility

Sellafield starts controlled shutdown of Magnox facility

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, Sellafield Ltd says it has taken some precautionary actions at its site in north-west England, including the controlled shutdown of the Magnox Reprocessing Plant. The reprocessing plant is approaching its 60th year and is a complex chemical facility designed to process and separate plutonium and uranium.

Covid-19 23 March 2020


Study points to Mayak as source of ruthenium release

Study points to Mayak as source of ruthenium release

A used fuel reprocessing plant in the southern Urals region of Russia is the most likely source of a release of the isotope ruthenium-106 detected across Europe in late 2017, a study has concluded. No incident has, however, been reported at the Mayak facility or any other Russian nuclear facility and Rosatom has always maintained this.

Regulation & Safety 30 July 2019


Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Installation of a final cover has marked the end of physical work associated with the demolition of a former vitrification plant at the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's West Valley Demonstration Project, the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant to have operated in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 March 2019


Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano has been contracted to carry out preparatory work for the transport of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) in Japan to France for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 16 November 2018


Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2018


Harmony: From initiative to reality

Harmony: From initiative to reality

Nuclear industry leaders today outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2018


Contract for recycled fuel for Chinese Candus

Contract for recycled fuel for Chinese Candus

Canada's SNC-Lavalin is to supply its 37M Natural Uranium Equivalent fuel - a mixture of depleted and recycled uranium - to units 1 and 2 of the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

Uranium & Fuel 08 August 2018


Urenco to enrich reprocessed uranium

Urenco to enrich reprocessed uranium

Urenco is to provide enrichment services to EDF to support the recycling of uranium recovered from used nuclear fuel in French nuclear reactors under a new contract announced yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 05 July 2018