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Final Yucca Mountain supplemental Environmental Impact Statement issued

3rd Oct 2016

Thirteen years after the EIS was first issued, and seven after the Yucca mountain project was formally abandoned, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission was still legally obliged to finish work on ...

Blu-tack supersedes high-tech tools

3rd Oct 2016

There’s no reason that decommissioning and nuclear clean-up has to be done with high-tech tools. Eager to save money where possible, the workers decontaminating Dounreay’s Prototype ...

Wildfire is no threat to radioactive waste

3rd Oct 2016

The blaze that levelled the Canadian city of Fort McMurray also intruded upon a low‑level waste disposal site nearby, which contained uranium slag and contaminated soil. Fortunately, the engineering ...

The heat is on……….. using plasma technology

3rd Oct 2016

Using a plasma furnace burning at 3000°C, Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University and Rosatom have developed a plasma treatment method for graphite waste produced by nuclear reactors – ...

Nuclear Industry benefits from £12m R&D grants by NDA

3rd Oct 2016

The UK’s NDA award grants to encourage research in three key areas: university interactions; waste management and decommissioning; and spent fuel and nuclear materials. This kind of funding ...

Am-243 extraction using Oxygen

3rd Oct 2016

The high activity of isotope Am-243 has been problematic until Christopher J Dares et al, of the University of North Carolina, developed a low-energy electrochemical method to extract it from spent ...

EDF buys Studsvik’s waste treatment operations

3rd Oct 2016

Back in April, Swedish-based Studsvik sold its low-level radioactive waste operations in the UK and Sweden to EDF Energy, of France, for $44mn. The transfer should complete late 2016 and includes ...

Controversial Fukushima water flow

3rd Oct 2016

Tepco have completed their treatment of 800,000 tons of water that flushed through the stricken reactors, stripping out solid and aqueous radionuclides like Sr‑90 and Cs‑134. However, they ...