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UK NDA rationalises waste management
22 July, 2021
The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 July that the...
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Ansto seeks licence to expand its interim waste store
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, (Ansto) said on 16 July that it will make an application to the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety...

Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant moves forward
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Construction is continuing at the Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant at the Sellafield site in the UK, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield...

Cavendish wins nuclear waste contract at Hinkley Point A
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by Cavendish Nuclear announced it has been awarded a contract worth nearly £3 million to help provide Magnox’s Hinkley Point A site in Somerset with capability to immobilise...

Holtec prepares to increase production of HI-STAR casks
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by US-based Holtec Inernational said on 12 July that its manufacturing facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio were gearing up for increased production rates of HI-STAR...

CNSC accepts Final Environmental Impact Statement for Near Surface Disposal Facility
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 12 July announced acceptance of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) Project...

Contract awarded for tech support at US WIPP repository
Monday, July 12, 2021 by A $100 million contract was awarded for technical support at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) for work related to the Waste Isolation Pilot...

Framatome to upgrade used fuel store at Paks NPP
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by Framatome on 28 June announced it had won a contract with the Hungary’s state-owned Public Limited Company for Radioactive Waste Management (Puram) to upgrade the seismic monitoring...

TVEL made responsible for CIS back-end services
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Economic Council on 28 June appointed TVEL JSC (the management company of the Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company) the status of the...

Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions wins Sellafield contract extension
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Sellafield Ltd. has awarded Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS) a two-year contract extension and added work to the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) project at the Sellafield site...

SSM updates national plan
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) said on 21 June it had updated its national plan for responsible and safe management of used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, now and...

SKB wants single government decision on final repository and intermediate storage expansion
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Sweden’s Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) has pressed the Swedish government for a decision on its application for a used fuel encapsulation plant and final repository in...

NEA looks at future funding of decommissioning and radwaste management
Monday, June 21, 2021 by The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on 18 July released a new study, “Ensuring the Adequacy of Funding Arrangements for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management”. The...

Final used fuel removed from Lepse
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by The final 19 used fuel assemblies have been removed from Russia’s floating technical base (FTB) Lepse at the Nerpa shipyard in Kola Bay. On 11 June, the motor ship Serebryanka...

WIPP management contract up for renewal
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) on 2 June issued the Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)...

Sellafield Ltd confirms contract with Metalcraft for waste storage boxes
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by Stainless Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans PLC’s Process Solutions and Rotating Equipment division, and Sellafield Limited have mutually agreed to exercise the option, to enter into...

Navajos protest against plans for radwaste transfer
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by Indigenous communities and environmental organisations are concerned about a proposed licence change that would allow uranium company United Nuclear Corp (UNC) to transfer 765,000...

Rosatom sets up environmental division
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by “Last year we not only became a federal operator for the management of industrial waste, we took this as a global task. An environmental division has been established at Rosatom,”...

DOE contract awarded for clean-up of INL site
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) on 27 May awarded Idaho Environmental Coalition (IEC) and the Idaho Clean-up Project (ICP) an End State...

US DOE prepares to tackle Hanford tank wastes
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) said on 25 May that its Office of River Protection (ORP) and its tank operations contractor Washington...

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