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Germany closes Gorleben salt dome
20 September, 2021
The closure of Germany’s Gorleben mine was announced on 17 September in...
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China opens first HLW vitrification plant
Friday, September 17, 2021 by China's first plant for the vitrification of radioactive waste has been officially put into operation in the city of Guangyuan, Sichuan Province, according to the China Atomic...

Five companies selected in NDA waste segregation competition
Friday, September 17, 2021 by The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced that five UK companies have progressed through to the next phase of a £5.5 million radioactive waste segregation competition.

NRC grants licence for used fuel storage in Texas, sparking opposition
Thursday, September 16, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 13 September granted a licence to Interim Storage Partners (ISP) to build and operate a a consolidated interim storage facility for...

Slovakia to end import and processing of used fuel
Monday, September 13, 2021 by The Slovak government on 8 September approved a total ban on the import of radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel from abroad based on a parliamentary amendment to the Environment Act...

Italy’s launches Seminar to discuss National Repository
Friday, September 10, 2021 by The opening plenary session of Italy’s National Seminar on 7 September launched three months of discussion on the technical aspects of its planned National Repository for...

Vattenfall and SKB warns against delays to Swedish repository
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by Power company Vattenfall warned on 31 August that it will have to close four of its five reactors in Sweden by 2025 because of the uncertainty over how the government plans to deal...

Deep Isolation wins contract to study deep borehole disposal in Slovenia
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by US-based waste management specialist Deep Isolation has announced a new contract to conduct a borehole feasibility study for Slovenia’s Agency for Radwaste Management (ARAO).

Treated water from Fukushima to be released to the sea through 1 km tunnel
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) plan to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP about 1 kilometre off the coast, according to...

Russia’s NO RAO reports on radwaste facilities in Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Russia’s national operator for radioactive waste management, NO RAO, on 18 August gave a presentation and took part in discussion of the environmental safety report for 2020 in...

Orano delivers used nuclear fuel transport cask to KHNP
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by US-based Orano TN announced today that it has delivered its first TN-LC® transport cask to a delegation from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP), the operator of 24...

Work on ventilation system for US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant ahead of schedule
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico had reached a key milestone six weeks ahead of schedule by completing the foundation for a building critical to the Safety...

Orano signs contracts for return of radwaste to Germany
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by France’s Orano announced that German utility companies PreussenElektra, RWE, ENBW and Vattenfall had signed a set of contracts for a total amount in excess of €1 billion ($1.17bn),...

Urenco Metals Recycling Facility moves to next stage
Thursday, August 19, 2021 by UK-based Urenco on 18 August approved the progression of the Urenco Metals Recycling (UMR) facility project based at Urenco Nuclear Stewardship in Capenhurst. The project will now...

US National Labs recycle radioactive source
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) reported on 10 August that collaboration between National Laboratories had resulted in the reuse of a...

Ukraine to stop exporting used nuclear fuel to Russia by 2025
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the state economic programme for the management of used nuclear fuel until 2025, which will end the need to export it to Russia....

SCC completes remediation of liquid radioactive waste pools
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by At Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC, part of Rosaom’s Fuel Company TVEL), the work on the conservation of open storage facilities for liquid radioactive waste - pools B-1 and...

China opens electron beam facility to treat medical wastewater
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 by Asia’s first demonstration facility for medical wastewater treatment using electron beam (EB) technology began operation in China this year. According the an International Atomic...

Australian government names preferred site for waste facility
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Australia’s Federal Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, on 11 August announced his intention to make a declaration under the National Radioactive Waste Act 2012 confirming...

Finland publishes draft programme on used fuel and radwaste management
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (Stuk) on 5 August published a draft of...

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