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Oklo demonstrates fuel recycling process

Oklo demonstrates fuel recycling process

California-based liquid metal fast reactor developer Oklo Inc, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, has successfully completed the first end-to-end demonstration of the key stages of its advanced fuel recycling process.

Waste & Recycling 18 July 2024


Canadian town declares willingness to host repository

Canadian town declares willingness to host repository

The Township of Ignace in north-western Ontario has become the first community to confirm its willingness to move forward to the next phase of the site selection process to host a deep geological repository for Canada's used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 11 July 2024


Balakovo steam generators prepared for dismantling

Balakovo steam generators prepared for dismantling

Workers at Russia's Balakovo nuclear power plant have removed the first of four used steam generators from a storage facility and prepared it to be transported for dismantling and disposal.

Waste & Recycling 09 July 2024


Holtec calls for US Supreme Court to reinstate New Mexico licence

Holtec calls for US Supreme Court to reinstate New Mexico licence

Holtec International has joined the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the US Federal Government in filing petitions asking the Supreme Court to reinstate the licence for a proposed interim storage facility for used fuel to be built in New Mexico.

Waste & Recycling 08 July 2024


Kozloduy used fuel storage licence updated

Kozloduy used fuel storage licence updated

Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulatory Agency has issued a fresh non-time-limited licence to operate the used fuel storage facility at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Waste & Recycling 26 June 2024


Construction of WIPP ventilation system complete

Construction of WIPP ventilation system complete

Now that construction of the new large-scale ventilation system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is complete, the US Department of Environmental Management is aiming for it to be fully operational in 2026.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2024


Manufacture of Onkalo buffer installation system completed

Manufacture of Onkalo buffer installation system completed

The system that will be used to transport and install the bentonite filling between disposal capsules and the bedrock within Finland's planned underground used nuclear fuel repository has completed factory tests.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2024


Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Finnish research reactor decommissioned

Dismantling of the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus in Espoo has been completed, marking the first nuclear reactor to be decommissioned in Finland. The experience gained will serve as a model for decommissioning commercial nuclear reactors in the country.

Waste & Recycling 19 June 2024


South Korea seeks site for underground research facility

South Korea seeks site for underground research facility

A call for proposals has been released by South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency for candidate sites to host an underground laboratory for research into high-level radioactive waste disposal.

Waste & Recycling 18 June 2024


Italian interim storage facility takes shape

Italian interim storage facility takes shape

Construction has started at the Garigliano nuclear power plant in Italy of a facility for the interim storage of wastes generated through the decommissioning of the plant, which shut down more than 40 years ago.

Waste & Recycling 10 June 2024