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Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Slovenian study sees case for deep borehole disposal

Deep borehole disposal of nuclear waste is an "important alternative option for us to consider," Slovenia’s radioactive waste management organisation’s Leon Kegel has said following a preliminary study into solutions for the disposing of used fuel from the TRIGA II research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2022


US agency sets out 2022 cleanup priorities

US agency sets out 2022 cleanup priorities

The US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management has set out its key priorities for 2022 as it pursues its mission to achieve the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from decades of US nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

Waste & Recycling 13 January 2022


USNC licenses 3D printing for reactor component manufacture

USNC licenses 3D printing for reactor component manufacture

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation has licensed a novel method to 3D print components for nuclear reactors, developed by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which the Seattle-based company says is ideal for manufacturing components for its advanced nuclear reactor designs.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

A contract has been signed to design the used fuel reprocessing module of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex facility under construction at Seversk in Russia.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


Contract awarded for planning of Asse II facilities

Contract awarded for planning of Asse II facilities

Germany's Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal has awarded a contract for planning the design and licensing of a waste treatment plant and an interim storage facility at the former Asse II salt mine in the district of Wolfenb├╝ttel, Lower Saxony. The winning consortium has until the end of 2023 to submit the plans.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has released two planning documents that address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2022


Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Posiva applies to operate used fuel disposal facilities

Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy has submitted its application for an operating licence for the used fuel encapsulation plant and final disposal facility currently under construction at Olkiluoto. The repository - the first in the world for used fuel - is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2022


Dismantling of Marcoule reprocessing cell approaching

Dismantling of Marcoule reprocessing cell approaching

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and Onet Technologies expect early next year to begin dismantling the C419 cell of the APM pilot used fuel reprocessing plant facility at CEA's Marcoule site. A robot developed for the task is currently dismantling the front wall of the cell in order to gain access.

Waste & Recycling 23 December 2021


Equipment for deconversion arrives at Zheleznogorsk

Equipment for deconversion arrives at Zheleznogorsk

The first equipment has arrived at a deconversion plant being built by Russia's Rosatom and France's Orano in eastern Siberia. The plant is part of a long-term project to manage and make use of depleted uranium stocks in Russia.

Waste & Recycling 23 December 2021


Defuelling of Pilgrim completed in record time

Defuelling of Pilgrim completed in record time

The final multi-purpose canister containing used nuclear fuel from the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts was placed in dry storage on 13 December, marking the removal of all fissile material from its reactor building. Holtec International said the operation - completed 30 months after the reactor was shut down - sets a new world record for the speediest transfer of a plant's used fuel to on-site storage.

Waste & Recycling 17 December 2021