Waste Management

High costs, proliferation concerns feed doubts over waste recycling

Nov 24, 2021

Spent nuclear fuel (SNF) can be recycled and reprocessed to be used again and again but high costs, proliferation concerns, and cheap and plentiful uranium mean it may not be the ideal...

Moltex, Elysium reactors to put used fuel to work

Nov 24, 2021

Recycling and reprocessing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) can be expensive and stokes proliferation concerns, but advanced reactor developers Moltex and Elysium say their technology will...

Nuclear seeks more permanent solutions for waste

Nov 10, 2021

Many in the nuclear industry see waste as a recycling opportunity, with an increasing number of advanced reactors powered with reprocessed waste, or safe in storage for the foreseeable...

Transport group to help streamline clean-up of UK’s legacy sites

May 11, 2021

A newly formed logistics group has brought transport companies specialized in moving nuclear materials, waste and equipment under one banner to secure and streamline the vital cleanup...

Moltex Energy, CNL explore innovative waste conversion tech for SSR

May 13, 2020

United-Kingdom/Canada-based Moltex Energy has begun the latest phase in its drive to develop its waste burner Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) after an agreement with Canadian Nuclear...

Diamond battery can process nuclear waste and generate electricity

Jan 29, 2020

Researchers in the UK outline decommissioning benefits plus potential for reactor core shrouds.

Orano TN transfers high-heat canisters; GNF installs accident tolerant fuel assemblies

Jan 28, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Holtec launches latest Project Cheetah technologies; Canada narrows repository site search

Dec 4, 2019

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Deep Isolation and NAC to develop horizontal repository design

Nov 13, 2019

Modular horizontal borehole repository could cut disposal costs in half compared to mined solution.

Thermal vitrification could reduce waste volumes by 90%

Oct 22, 2019

NDA says thermal treatment of Plutonium Contaminated Material (PCM) at Sellafield could save US$1.3 billion.