Ukraine greenlights Chernobyl spent fuel facility

The project is designed to provide safe storage for more than 21,000 spent fuel assemblies of Chernobyl reactors

Swedish council votes in favour of nuclear waste disposal facility

The final decision now lies with the Swedish Government and is the last remaining decision point for developer SKB to obtain the construction licence for the repository in Forsmark

Could these new materials help clean-up Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear plants?

UK engineers worked with scientists in Ukraine to develop the materials that can simulate those obstructing decommissioning efforts at the nuclear disaster sites

US invests nearly $50m to advance nuclear energy tech

A total of 58 projects in 25 states are sharing the funding from the Department of Energy

Commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing ends at Sellafield site

It marks one of the final steps in Sellafield’s transformation towards becoming a site that is solely focused on decommissioning

Ukraine extends deal for Westinghouse nuclear fuel

Westinghouse Electric Company is to continue providing nuclear fuel to Ukraine between 2021 and 2025. The Toshiba-owned firm has signed a nuclear fuel contract extension with Ukraine’s state company Energoatom for the deliveries to seven of 15 nuclear reactors. The existing contract for six reactors is set to expire in 2020. Last year, a reactor […]

UN nuclear watchdog opens uranium bank

The UN nuclear watchdog has opened what is said to be the world’s first uranium bank in Kazakhstan. The $150 million (£116.5m) facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in the eastern city of Ust-Kamenoforsk is designed to reduce nuclear proliferation risks. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which owns and manages the new Low […]

UK invests £2.5m to avoid nuclear station blackout

The UK Government has awarded grants totalling £2.5 million for nuclear fuel and manufacturing research. The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the University of Manchester will use the cash to establish facilities for the development of nuclear fuels with enhanced accident tolerance. The fuels are being developed to improve resilience during extreme events that might […]