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US removes HEU from Japan
27 May, 2022
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Defuelling of UK’s Hunterston B NPP begins
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by Workers have started removing used nuclear fuel from the reactors at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP in Scotland, EDF Energy said. The station stopped generating electricity in January....

Netherlands extends its radwaste storage
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by The Netherlands’ Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (Covra) in the Sloe area near Vlissingen said on 20 May that, after a construction period of five years, the new section of...

Rehabilitation of Tajikistan’s uranium tailing dumps to begin
Friday, May 20, 2022 by The Central Design and Technological Institute (JSC TsPTI - part of Rosatom fuel company TVEL) has won the tender for the development of working documentation and performance of work...

Orano NPS contracts EDF Cyclife to transport steam generators for dismantling
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by France’s Orano NPS, a subsidiary of Orano, said on 16 May it had recently signed a long-term contract with Cyclife, the EDF entity in charge of dismantling and nuclear waste...

IAEA mission finds progress in waste management in Denmark
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that an Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation...

Hanford achieves first transfer between tank waste treatment facilities
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by The US Hanford Site reported on 10 May that crews recently completed the first transfer of test water from the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant's (WTP) Effluent...

Final SRS transuranic waste arrives at US WIPP facility
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) said that the final container of legacy transuranic (TRU) waste from Savannah River Site (SRS) had arrived...

Posiva models groundwater chemistry in Olkiluoto
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Finland’s Posiva Oy has launched a project for modelling the groundwater chemistry in the bedrock of the site for the final disposal of used nuclear fuel far into the future using one...

Kazakhstan-China agreement on nuclear materials to be ratified
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Kazakh Majilis (parliament) on 27 April approved ratification of the agreement between Kazakhstan and China on the prevention of the movement of nuclear materials. The draft law...

Energoatom receives permit for used fuel store
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 25 April it had received special permit from the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation to put into operation the Centralised Spent...

Bilfinger supports retrieval of radwaste from Asse II mine
Monday, April 25, 2022 by Industrial services provider Bilfinger announced it is expanding its activities regarding the retrieval of radioactive waste from the Asse II mine in Germany.

Ignalina NPP prepares for demolition of Maišiagala radwaste storage facility
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) is beginning preparatory work for the demolition of the Maišiagala radioactive waste storage facility. After completing public procurement requirements...

MHI begins manufacturing dry cask for Ikata NPP
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has recently begun manufacturing a dry cask for Shikoku Electric Power Co’s Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture. The cask will be used to transport...

Incident reported at US WIPP facility
Friday, April 15, 2022 by An incident at the US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad in New Mexico led to the evacuation of workers on 9 April night from an area of the facility where waste is prepared...

Orano to transfer used fuel to storage at Diablo Canyon
Monday, April 11, 2022 by Orano's TN Americas was selected by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to offload and transfer all used nuclear fuel and Greater than Class C waste into interim onsite dry storage...

Canada completes deep borehole drilling programme
Monday, April 11, 2022 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has completed a deep borehole drilling programme after more than 10 years studying the geology in two potential siting areas for...

Technical University of Munich reduces waste from Tc-99m production
Wednesday, April 06, 2022 by A study at the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has shown how radioactive waste generated during the production...

Milestone for UK waste project
Thursday, March 31, 2022 by A major project to dispose of more than 1000 stainless steel drums of waste from the Winfrith Magnox site at Nuclear Waste Services’ Low Level Waste Repository site in the...

Orano receives US funds to reduce waste from advanced nuclear reactors
Thursday, March 17, 2022 by Orano USA announced on 15 March that Orano Federal Services (FS) has been selected to receive $2.2 million in project funding from the US Department of Energy Advanced Research...

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