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Spain standardises on Holtec’s Multi-Purpose Canister
23 September, 2022
US-based Holtec International has announced that its HI-STORM MPC used...
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Work starts on Phase 2 of Korea’s waste disposal facility
Thursday, September 01, 2022 by A ground-breaking ceremony took place on 26 August for the second stage of Korea’s nuclear waste disposal facility at Corradium in the Korea Atomic Energy Environment...

Dry storage for used fuel begins operation at Argentina’s Atucha NPP
Thursday, September 01, 2022 by Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) has completed construction of a used fuel dry storage facility at unit 1 of its Atucha NPP. “Once the construction of the storage building...

Chernobyl NPP resumes radwaste processing
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) has resumed radwaste processing and disposal activities. On 21 August, ChNPP transferred the first batch of radioactive waste (RAW) for disposal...

Canada’s NWMO defers repository site selection to 2024
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) said it now anticipates that it will identify a preferred site by autumn 2024. NWMO has been engaged in a process to identify a...

Covra plans new waste storage building
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by The Netherlands’ Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (Covra) has said it plans to realise a new Multifunctional Storage Building (MOG). The MOG is specifically designed for...

US removes highly enriched uranium from Japan
Friday, August 12, 2022 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) says it has removed 45 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Japan and returned it to...

Deep Isolation and Amentum partner to commercialise nuclear waste disposal technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by US-based Deep Isolation and Amentum have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to work together to further the worldwide commercialisation of Deep Isolation’s nuclear waste...

India’s NPCIL orders Holtec fuel storage racks for Kudankulam
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by US-based Holtec International has reported that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has placed its first order for used fuel and damaged fuel storage racks for its...

Germany’s Konrad repository moves forward
Friday, August 05, 2022 by Germany’s Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE) has awarded a contract for the construction of the facility to which low-level and medium-level radioactive waste will be sent to...

Gemini containers used to ship waste to Sellafield
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by The first UK shipment of legacy waste drums from Magnox Harwell to Sellafield has been completed using the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) Type B Gemini container...

Radioactive water leak reported at Japan’s Mihama NPP
Monday, August 01, 2022 by Unit 3 at Japan’s Mihama nuclear power plant in the Fukui prefecture has suffered a leak of seven tons of radioactive water, Kyodo reported on 1 August, citing plant operator...

South Korea plans interim used fuel storage by 2043
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has announced that the government would invest KRW1,400 billion ($1bn) in R&D related to the transport, storage and disposal of...

Russia to clean up nuclear waste tailings dump
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP) has ended a long-standing practice of dumping nuclear waste in a nearby lake, local news service NGS.Ru has reported. NCCP (part...

Sellafield Magnox reprocessing plant closes
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by The Magnox Reprocessing Plant at the UK’s Sellafield site took its final feed of used fuel just before midnight on 17 July. Fuel was fed into the plant’s charge machine, then dissolved...

UK launches consultation on used fuel storage at Hinkley Point C
Thursday, July 21, 2022 by The UK Environment Agency has launched a consultation on the way used fuel will be stored at Hinkley Point C NPP under construction in Suffolk. The pressurised water reactors at...

US NRC issues EIS for Holtec’s interim storage facility
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by US-based Holtec International has announced that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for its proposed...

Bechtel-Led Entity to operate US Waste Isolation Facility
Friday, July 15, 2022 by A Bechtel-led entity has won a potential 10-year, $3 billion contract from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to manage and operate the only US facility for disposal of...

First used fuel from Spain’s Santa María de Garoña NPP goes to storage
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by The first of five containers for used fuel that are planned to be stored in the Garoña Individualised Temporary Warehouse (Aeroparque Tecnológico Industrial - ATI) were put in place on...

Curio and Energy Northwest to partner on used fuel recycling
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by US-based Curio has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Energy Northwest as an industry partner and potential off-taker of products produced through Curio's NuCycle...

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