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RWM launches new venture to lead UK repository research

RWM launches new venture to lead UK repository research

The University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield will support the delivery of independent evidence-based research to underpin the development of a UK Geological Disposal Facility following a GBP2.5 million (USD3.3 million) grant secured from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

Waste & Recycling 05 August 2020


UK invites innovation in radwaste management

UK invites innovation in radwaste management

The UK has launched a GBP3.9 million (USD5.0 million) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of its oldest nuclear sites. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - including Sellafield Ltd and Magnox Ltd - has teamed up with Innovate UK to call on companies to "come up with new ideas and innovative approaches to the challenge".

Waste & Recycling 28 July 2020


Russia establishes RBMK decommissioning technology centre

Russia establishes RBMK decommissioning technology centre

Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is establishing a new experimental and demonstration engineering centre for the decommissioning of RBMK reactors. The new centre will be based at the Leningrad plant site in the Leningrad region of Russia, with a branch at the Beloyarsk plant in the Sverdlovsk region.

Waste & Recycling 23 July 2020


OPG launches centre to support sustainable decommissioning

OPG launches centre to support sustainable decommissioning

Ontario Power Generation has launched the Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability to support preparations for the decommissioning of the Pickering nuclear power plant. The regional hub will integrate collaboration and research to strengthen Ontario's supply chain for nuclear decommissioning.

Waste & Recycling 23 July 2020


Deep Isolation, NAC extend cooperation on waste canisters

Deep Isolation, NAC extend cooperation on waste canisters

Deep Isolation has signed a long-term cooperation and licensing agreement with NAC International to design, manufacture and supply canisters to store and/or dispose of nuclear waste in deep horizontal boreholes. The agreement follows a short-term memorandum of understanding the two companies signed last year.

Waste & Recycling 22 July 2020


US awards multiple decommissioning contracts for legacy sites

US awards multiple decommissioning contracts for legacy sites

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) has awarded multiple contracts to provide nationwide deactivation, decommissioning and removal services at "excess" facilities across the EM complex.

Waste & Recycling 07 July 2020


OPG terminates environmental assessment process for repository

OPG terminates environmental assessment process for repository

Ontario Power Generation has formally withdrawn its site preparation and construction licence application for a deep geologic repository for low and intermediate-level waste at the Bruce nuclear site. It has also terminated the federal environmental assessment process for the repository.

Waste & Recycling 29 June 2020


Dismantling of French research reactor completed

Dismantling of French research reactor completed

The dismantling of the Ulysse experimental reactor at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission's Saclay site near Paris has been completed. The low-power reactor, which was shut down in 2007, was mainly operated for teaching and continuing education purposes by the National Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology.

Waste & Recycling 23 June 2020


Isotek, DOE sign legacy waste contract modification

Isotek, DOE sign legacy waste contract modification

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems, LLC business and the US Department of Energy have signed a USD254 million contract modification to perform processing operations to dispose of uranium-233 material up until 2024 on the Uranium-233 Disposition Project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. This contract modification, SNC-Lavalin said, is aligned with the company's new strategy to move towards engineering services and greater growth.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2020


Holtec now able to progress Pilgrim decommissioning

Holtec now able to progress Pilgrim decommissioning

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Holtec International have signed an agreement on key issues related to the decommissioning of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant, including a guarantee by Holtec to ensure funds are available to cover future cost increases and other contingencies.

Waste & Recycling 18 June 2020