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Switzerland’s National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) will establish two new subsidiaries to be responsible for the construction and operation of the planned deep geological repository (DGR). Nagra gTL AG will be responsible for the GDR and Nagra BEVA AG for the associated encapsulation plants. 

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024
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Lithuania’s State Enterprise Ignalina NPP (INPP) has developed a general concept for the construction of a geological disposal facility (GDF) with assistance from Finnish waste management company Posiva Solutions Oy, a subsidiary of Posiva, under a one-year contract signed in January 2022. Posiva has developed Finland’s GDF at Olkiluoto, which is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s – the world’s first such facility.

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
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The general concept for the construction of a geological disposal facility in clay-based rocks for Lithuania's radioactive waste has been developed by the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant with assistance from Finnish waste management company Posiva.

Date: Friday, 05 April 2024
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The mayor and Council of the Canadian Township of Ignace have signed an agreement with the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) on the potential hosting of a deep geological repository (GDR). A Special Meeting of Ignace Council unanimously passed a resolution that allows Mayor Kim Baigrie the authority to sign an historic potential hosting agreement between the Township and the NWMO.

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
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Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has published new research – the 2023 Confidence in Safety reports – on the two potential sites under consideration to host a deep geological repository (DGR) for used nuclear fuel. NWMO says the reports reinforce confidence in safety of both sites, building on the previous 2022 Confidence in Safety reports. They support the conclusion that the NWMO is confident a DGR can be constructed at either site to safely and responsibly manage Canada’s used nuclear fuel for the long term.

Date: Saturday, 16 March 2024
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The organisation responsible for the safe, long-term management of Canada's intermediate and high-level radioactive waste said the latest annual reports reinforce its confidence that a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel can be constructed at either of the two sites that remain under consideration.

Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
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The African Commission on Nuclear Energy and DeepGeo have signed a partnership agreement which could see multinational deep geological repositories hosted in Africa, with a proportion of the income used to facilitate nuclear energy deployment.

Date: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
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Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved the seventh General Plan for Radioactive Waste (PGRR - Plan General de Residuos Radiactivos), proposed by the Ministry for Ecological Transition & Demographic Challenge, which sets the roadmap for treatment of wastes from NPPs. This plan, approval of which was delayed for some years, is essential to support Spain’s nuclear phase out plans but slightly extends their operation. Spain now intends to close its five operating plants starting in 2027 with a completion date of 2035.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) team of experts found that Belgium demonstrated commitment to the safe management of its radioactive waste and used fuel. The 11-day mission was carried out at the request of Belgium and hosted by ONDRAF/NIRAS, the Belgian National Agency for Radioactive Waste & Enriched Fissile Material management.

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023
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Romania is committed to maintaining and strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. However, the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team recommended improving the coordination among government agencies concerned with radiation source facilities and activities.

Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023
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