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NWMO to begin field studies at Canadian repository site

NWMO to begin field studies at Canadian repository site

The Canadian Radioactive Waste Management Organisation will focus its activities in South Bruce, Ontario on safety and protecting the environment, the organisation said last week in an update to local stakeholders. The NWMO is planning to begin field studies later this year at the potential repository site to determine whether it meets the project's safety requirements.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2020


Decommissioning application submitted for Garoña

Decommissioning application submitted for Garoña

Spanish decommissioning firm Enresa has submitted an application to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge for the transfer of ownership of the Garoña nuclear power plant and the first phase of its dismantling. The single-unit plant was shut down in mid-December 2012.

Waste & Recycling 26 May 2020


Ukraine pushes storage facility completion to end-September

Ukraine pushes storage facility completion to end-September

All construction and installation works at the construction site of the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine is expected to be completed by the end of September. The country’s nuclear power plant operator, Energoatom, announced the new target date following a meeting at the site by its acting president, Petr Kotin, on 15 May in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Waste & Recycling 21 May 2020


IAEA commends French nuclear waste programme

IAEA commends French nuclear waste programme

The International Atomic Energy Agency has released the final report from its January 2018 mission to France to review radioactive waste management and decommissioning in the country. The review team said it had been "impressed with the nature and implementation of the French national programme".

Waste & Recycling 19 May 2020


Norwegian reactor dismantling to cost almost USD2 billion

Norwegian reactor dismantling to cost almost USD2 billion

The decommissioning of Norway's shut down research reactors at Halden and Kjeller will cost around NOK20 billion (USD1.96 billion) and take 20-25 years, according to a report commissioned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Waste & Recycling 18 May 2020


Tepco prepares to survey Fukushima Daiichi unit 2 fuel pool

Tepco prepares to survey Fukushima Daiichi unit 2 fuel pool

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has carried out training in the operation of a submersible remotely operated vehicle that will be used to investigate the used fuel pool of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The investigation is scheduled to begin in mid-June.

Waste & Recycling 14 May 2020


Interim waste storage facility completed at Unterweser

Interim waste storage facility completed at Unterweser

PreussenElektra has completed the construction of a second interim storage facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste at the Unterweser nuclear power plant. The German utility has handed the facility over to Bundes Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagern, the government-owned company responsible for its operation.

Waste & Recycling 22 April 2020


Ansaldo Nuclear provides robot for Caorso decommissioning

Ansaldo Nuclear provides robot for Caorso decommissioning

Ansaldo Nuclear has designed and supplied a robot for the removal of 2000 drums of radioactive waste stored in hard-to-access areas within two temporary storage buildings at Italy's shut down Caorso nuclear power plant. Caorso, an 860 MWe boiling water reactor, was closed in 1990 after just 12 years of operation and is now being decommissioned.

Waste & Recycling 14 April 2020


KHNP to support Canadian decommissioning projects

KHNP to support Canadian decommissioning projects

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has signed a contract with Canadian nuclear engineering firm Kinectrics to provide decommissioning engineering support, building on a memorandum of understanding on the dismantling of nuclear power plants they signed in August 2019. The contract will see Korean nuclear power plant decommissioning personnel dispatched overseas for the first time.

Waste & Recycling 09 April 2020


Fortum to decommission Finnish research reactor

Fortum to decommission Finnish research reactor

Finnish utility Fortum has been awarded a contract by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to decommission the Finnish Reactor 1 research reactor in Espoo. It will be the first nuclear reactor to be decommissioned in Finland.

Waste & Recycling 08 April 2020