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New IAEA peer review for management of disused sources

New IAEA peer review for management of disused sources

A new peer review service has been launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to support countries faced with limited resources and capacities for the management of disused sealed radioactive sources.

Waste & Recycling 04 October 2022


SKB revises cost of Swedish nuclear waste programme

SKB revises cost of Swedish nuclear waste programme

According to the latest estimate submitted by Sweden's radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB, the remaining costs for the country's radioactive waste programme total SEK124.1 billion (USD11.13 billion). The previous estimate, submitted in 2019, was SEK110.0 billion.

Waste & Recycling 03 October 2022


KBR to support UK repository development

KBR to support UK repository development

USA-headquartered KBR has been awarded a contract to support the UK's Nuclear Waste Services in developing a Geological Disposal Facility. Such a facility, NWS says, will create more than 4000 jobs for the local host community.

Waste & Recycling 30 September 2022


NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the National Decommissioning Centre have signed a three-year collaborative research agreement - the first of its kind between the nuclear and oil and gas decommissioning sectors.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2022


DOE funds communities to learn about used fuel storage

DOE funds communities to learn about used fuel storage

The US Department of Energy has invited interested communities to apply for a share of USD16 million for resources to help them learn more about consent-based siting of used nuclear fuel management and interim storage. Meanwhile, the State of Nevada is seeking a resumption of the licensing procedures for the Yucca Mountain repository - with the aim of securing a permanent end to the project.

Waste & Recycling 22 September 2022


IAEA initiative on innovative technologies in decommissioning

IAEA initiative on innovative technologies in decommissioning

The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched a global initiative aimed at boosting the role of new and emerging technologies in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Waste & Recycling 21 September 2022


First ORNL research reactor demolished

First ORNL research reactor demolished

The Bulk Shielding Reactor - known as Building 3010 - is one of more than a dozen research reactors built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since the 1950s, and is the first reactor at the Tennessee site to be demolished.
 

Waste & Recycling 16 September 2022


DOE to work on relationships as waste programme develops

DOE to work on relationships as waste programme develops

The US Department of Energy has issued a new report based on public feedback to help inform its consent-based process to identify sites for the consolidated interim storage of the USA's used nuclear fuel. The department said it will work to build trust and relationships as the process goes forward.

Waste & Recycling 16 September 2022


Site proposed for Swiss repository

Site proposed for Swiss repository

Following a 14-year site selection process, Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has proposed Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland as the site of a deep geological repository. A used fuel encapsulation plant is to be built at the existing Zwilag interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 12 September 2022


Drones to map Idaho high-level waste store

Drones to map Idaho high-level waste store

Workers at the Calcine Retrieval Project at the Idaho National Laboratory site are being trained to operate a light detection and ranging-equipped drone in preparation for mapping the interior of a high-level radioactive waste storage vault.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2022