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Demolition of Biblis cooling towers begins

Demolition of Biblis cooling towers begins

The first of four 80-metre-high cooling towers has been demolished at the Biblis nuclear power plant in Germany. The two-unit plant was shut down in March 2011 in response to the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Waste & Recycling 03 February 2023


Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Swiss nuclear trade organisation, swissnuclear, will later this year begin discussions with local communities and cantons on possible payments and compensation for hosting a deep geological repository for radioactive waste. In September, Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland was proposed as the site of a repository.

Waste & Recycling 23 January 2023


WR-1 decommissioning draft EIS complete, says regulator

WR-1 decommissioning draft EIS complete, says regulator

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft environmental impact statement for the proposed in-situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor 1 has now passed the regulator's completeness check and entered the final technical review stage.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2023


US approval for metal storage cask

US approval for metal storage cask

A metal overpack for cask storage of used nuclear fuel, jointly developed by Doosan Enerbility of South Korea and NAC International of the USA, has received design certification from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 19 January 2023


Application lodged for construction of French repository

Application lodged for construction of French repository

French radioactive waste management agency Andra has applied for a construction licence for the planned Centre Industriel de Stockage Géologique (Cigéo) deep geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2023


Transfer of waste from Berkeley vaults begins

Transfer of waste from Berkeley vaults begins

The first concrete box containing radioactive waste from underground vaults at the shut down Berkeley nuclear power plant in the UK has been transferred to an interim on-site storage facility, Magnox Ltd announced.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2023


Czechs update geological repository target date

Czechs update geological repository target date

The Czech government has said it will seek to meet the European Union's 2050 deadline for operation of a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel - but said it would continue to put the case for the deadline to be revised.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2023


US cleanup mission looks to build on 2022 success

US cleanup mission looks to build on 2022 success

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management achieved most of its goals for calendar year 2022, with all but three of the priorities on its mission "scorecard" for the year complete or partially complete. All six of its primary mission areas have received increased funding under the recently enacted budget for fiscal 2023.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2023


Borehole disposal projects under way in Malaysia and Ghana

Borehole disposal projects under way in Malaysia and Ghana

The International Atomic Energy Agency is providing technological and engineering support for the first-of-a-kind construction and implementation of borehole disposal facilities for disused sealed radioactive sources, as part of a pilot project under way in Malaysia and Ghana, funded by Canada.

Waste & Recycling 06 January 2023


Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced that it now expects the reprocessing plant under construction at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture to begin commercial operation in 2024 instead of 2022, as had been previously scheduled.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2023