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Uranium mining waste threatens Niger’s water supply
27 January, 2023
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US NRC approves metal storage cask
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the design certification for a used fuel metal storage cask developed by South Korea’s Doosan Enerbility and US-based...

First concrete box of radioactive waste safely transferred from Berkeley NPP
Friday, January 20, 2023 by Radioactive waste from underground vaults at the UK’s closed Berkeley NPP has been transferred using a concrete box to an interim on-site storage facility. Magnox Ltd described the...

Andra applies for geological repository construction licence
Friday, January 20, 2023 by The French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (Andra) has applied for a construction licence for the Cigeo deep geological disposal facility. Andra said this was the result...

Czech Republic updates plans for deep geological repository
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Czech Minister of Industry & Trade Jozef Síkela has said the site of the planned deep nuclear waste repository should be decided by the government and parliament. The process of...

IAEA reports on Indonesia’s decommissioning and radwaste management
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has delivered to the Indonesian National Research Innovation Agency (BRIN) the final report of a peer review of its programme...

NND applies for licences for Norway's nuclear facilities
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND - Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering) has applied for a licence to own and operate three nuclear facilities in Halden, Kjeller and Aurskog-Høland....

SKB receives environmental permit for final repository extension
Friday, December 23, 2022 by Sweden’s nuclear fuel management company, SKB, has received an environmental permit for extension of the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste, SFR, in Forsmark.

US NRC renews GEH used fuel storage facility licence
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed the licence issued to GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy America (GEH) for the "possession, transfer and storage of radioactive material"...

IAEA says Austria committed to the safe radwaste management
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team, following a...

UK tests borehole sealing technology
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by The UK’s Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) has sealed existing boreholes at Rosemanowes Quarry, Cornwall, as part of a vital research project for the safe and permanent disposal of...

US emplaces waste at new panel in WIPP and expands Idaho disposal facility
Friday, November 25, 2022 by US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews have begun emplacing defence-related transuranic (TRU) waste in Panel 8 of EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot...

GeoReN to support Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning in radwaste management
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning (NND), which is responsible for radioactive waste management in Norway, has awarded an extensive framework agreement to Geological Repositories...

UK’s Forth Engineering wins two nuclear contracts
Thursday, November 10, 2022 by UK-based Forth Engineering has secured two separate contracts to carry out work on behalf of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) company Magnox. Forth successfully tendered to...

Oklo selected for US DOE project to enable recycling of used fuel
Friday, November 04, 2022 by Oklo, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Deep Isolation, and Case Western Reserve University have been awarded $6.1 million in funding by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to enable...

Tepco and Hitachi set up joint venture to produce used fuel storage
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by Tepco Holdings Co Ltd and Hitachi Zosen Co Ltd (Hitachi Shipbuilding) have set up a joint venture to establish a plant for manufacturing various core products necessary...

IAEA Mission Commends Malta’s Management of Radioactive Sources and Waste
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team of experts...

Milestone reached at US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Friday, October 28, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has announced that the last transuranic waste containers has been emplaced in Panel 7 of the underground...

TsNIITMASH completes tests of a transport cask mock-up for Brest used fuel
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Russia’s Institute of Materials Science of JSC NPO TsNIITMASH - part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash - has completed throw tests of a transport packaging...

Idaho resumes waste shipments to US WIPP facility
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Shipments of nuclear waste from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) site in eastern Idaho to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad in New Mexico have resumed...

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