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Belarus regulator reveals plans for radwaste management
20 April, 2021
The head of radiation safety regulation at the Belarus Department for...
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Ignalina NPP to take waste from Lithuania’s decommissioned Maishyagala waste storage facility
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has received a permit from the State Inspectorate for Territorial Planning and Construction under the Ministry of Environment to...

China begins construction of underground lab to research waste disposal
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by China is building a massive underground laboratory to research disposal technologies for high-level radioactive waste, China Daily reported on 8 April. This will pave the way for...

New Mexico files lawsuit against NRC over waste facility plans
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by The US state of New Mexico on 29 March filed a 47-page lawsuit against the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) alleging insufficient oversight of a planned nuclear fuel storage site...

OPG and Moltex launch project to recycle Candu fuel
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 30 March that its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) has joined forces with Moltex Energy in a project aimed at recycling used...

Canada’s NWMO publishes plan to progress geological repository
Monday, March 29, 2021 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation’s (NWMO) has published a new five-year strategic plan, “Implementing Adaptive Phased Management 2021 to 2025” (APM) setting the stage...

SCE releases plans for used fuel removal from San Onofre NPP
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by US Southern California Edison (SCE) said on 15 March that it had distributed a three-volume set of plans supporting the offsite relocation of used nuclear fuel currently stored at the...

Dismantling of mothballed Alaska NPP to begin in 2022/3
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has decided to remove solid waste from the mothballed SM-1A nuclear power plant in Fort Greely, Alaska initially to disposal facilities...

Lithuania signs agreements for development of geological repository
Monday, March 15, 2021 by The Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) and the Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of the Environment have signed a cooperation agreement on the implementation of a...

Progress at Finland’s Onkalo repository project
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy said on 26 February that work to excavate a final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility...

Orano completes inspection of NUHOMS nuclear fuel store
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by Orano has announced that regulatory inspections of the NUHOMS® used nuclear fuel dry storage facilities at three US nuclear reactor sites, found no corrosion concerns or...

Russia’s Mayak proceeds with decommissioning, remediation and modernisation
Thursday, February 04, 2021 by Russia’s Mayak Production Association (part of Rosatom) in Ozersk (Chelyabinsk region) announced that it is to build a new vitrification complex for high-level waste (HLW) generated...

Estonia looks to deep boreholes for radwaste disposal
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 by A new Deep Isolation study commissioned by advanced reactor deployment company Fermi Energia discusses the potential suitability of areas in Estonia considered for siting a...

Sweden’s Studsvik to remove research reactor fuel from Norway
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 by Swedish radwaste management company Studsvik has signed an agreement with Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) for loading equipment, transport, handling equipment, and...

Bulgarian regulatory approval received for AVANTech waste processing system
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by US-based radwaste company AVANTech has received Bulgarian regulatory approval for its Advanced Polymer Solidification (APS™) which will be utilised for stabilisation of processed...

Russia to take back depleted uranium from CERN
Monday, January 25, 2021 by The Russian government has approved an agreement with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the repatriation of depleted uranium belonging to the Russian Federation...

Hot tests completed at US Salt Waste Processing Facility
Friday, January 22, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced it has completed the hot commissioning testing phase of operations at the Salt Waste Processing...

Design contract secured for Dounreay Waste Repackaging Facility
Monday, January 18, 2021 by The Decommissioning Services Framework (DDF) Alliance has been awarded a contract for the design of a new waste repackaging facility at the UK Dounreay nuclear site

UK to start testing system to seal deep boreholes
Monday, January 11, 2021 by A cutting-edge engineering system to seal deep boreholes is being tested as part of Radioactive Waste Management’s (RWM) preparations for an underground disposal facility for...

European states to co-operate on waste management
Monday, January 11, 2021 by The European Repository Development Organisation has been established as a multinational association through which organisations from different European countries are joining...

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