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Canada’s NWMO secures more land for potential repository
Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has released a map showing the potential deep geological repository site in South Bruce after signing more agreements with...
Robots for Finnish encapsulation plant
Finland’s Metecno Oy, a special industrial machine manufacturer, and nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy have signed an agreement for the delivery of a robotic machining station.
Swedish town approves used fuel repository
Sweden's radioactive waste management company, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) said the Östhammar Municipal Council has voted in favour of building a used fuel repository in Forsmark.
Ignalina temporarily suspends waste packaging; seeks assessment of final disposal sites
Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant said on 9 October that it had suspended the packaging of radioactive waste due to a malfunction of the scales.
Two Japanese towns show interest in hosting waste facility
The town of Suttsu in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture has applied for the first-stage survey for the government's selection of a final disposal site for nuclear waste.
DOE begins hot commissioning of Salt Waste Processing Facility
The US Department of Energy on 5 October transferred the first batch of radioactive waste to the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS),...
GNS provides used fuel packaging for Germany’s Isar nuclear plant
Germany’s Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service (GNS) said on 30 September that, with the contract that has been concluded for the last three quivers for PreussenElektra's Isar nuclear...
Germany’s BGE reports on possible final repository sites as UK prepares to return waste from reprocessing
Germany’s waste management organisation, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE), on 28 September published an interim report on areas that may be that are unsuitable for the...
Canadian companies collaborate on heavy water recycling
Canada’s Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) announced an innovative collaboration agreement between Laurentis Energy Partners (LEP)...
SKB cleared to continue waste facility operations
Swedish radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) have been cleared to continue operating radioactive waste facilities in Sweden until 2028 following...
Tenex to conduct study for Fukushima Daiichi
Tenex-Japan Co, a subsidiary of Russian nuclear trade organisation Techsnabexport has signed a direct contract with Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings Inc to carry out research work on...
Permit issued for commissioning Chernobyl ISF-2 used fuel storage
Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP on 7 September received a permit from the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) for commissioning the interim used fuel processing and...
Equipment upgraded at US Savannah River site to expedite plutonium down-blending
The management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed a three-phase process optimisation outage to create efficiencies to help the US Department...
US DOE agreed to remove plutonium from South Carolina
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has announced a $600 million settlement between the state and the federal government which gives the Department of Energy (DOE) until 2037...
Waste storage facility to be built in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region
Russia’s national operator for waste management, NO RAO, has received a licence to build a final isolation point for radioactive waste in Ozersk.
Salt Waste Processing Facility to start operating at Savannah River
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has authorised radioactive (hot) operations to begin at the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
Korean government approves used fuel storage expansion
The South Korean government has approved the expansion of used fuel storage at the Wolsong nuclear power plant in Gyeongju after four years of delay Korean media reported.
Switzerland’s Nagra favours interim waste storage at Zwilag
Switzerland’s National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) has compared the advantages and disadvantages of sites for a used fuel/high-level waste encapsulation plant.
TVO launches EIA for Olkiluoto very low-level nuclear waste final disposal
Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), which is planning to build a very-low-level waste disposal facility in Olkiluoto, on 14 August submitted an environmental impact assessment...