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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation in the field of used nuclear fuel to secure technologies for dry storage of used fuel and decommissioning of NPPs. 

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskhnp-and-cnl-sign-mou-on-used-fuel-and-decommissioning-9162434

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) plan to leverage data gathered through decades of experience of the storage of used Candu fuel to underpin cooperative research activities under a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. They will engage in knowledge-sharing and other joint activities to advance storage, transportation and disposal practices for used fuel, and to explore opportunities to collaborate on nuclear decommissioning and waste management initiatives.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-South-Korea-MoU-to-leverage-used-fuel-exper

The Oceanic Pintail purpose-built nuclear transport ship, which was decommissioned in November 2020 after 33 years of service, has now been fully recycled, Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) announced today. Its contractor - Dales Marine Services - had been set the target that 98% of the vessel be recycled.

Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/British-nuclear-transport-ship-fully-recycled

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has published a report on ways to inform future generations where radioactive waste has been disposed of and how it should be handled. The report was commissioned by the government to examine different methods for how information and knowledge about the final repository for used nuclear fuel can be secured over a long period of time.

Date: Wednesday, 06 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Swedish-regulator-studies-securing-repository-know

Radiation from used nuclear fuel could be used to create a valuable fuel additive needed for renewable biodiesel, scientists in Slovenia and the UK have shown. The research highlights that there are "unexplored renewable processes that can be realised using ionising radiation - especially considering used fuel pools as a source of catalytic energy," said the paper, published in Nature Communications Chemistry last week. It was written by scientists from Slovenia's Jožef Stefan Institute and the UK's Lancaster University and Aston University.

Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Renewable-fuel-additive-created-in-radiation-proce

Russia’s OKBM Afrikantov has presented details of new developments of transportable nuclear power units at the15th international exhibition and conference on the development of oil and gas resources in the Russian Arctic and the continental shelf of the CIS countries, RAO / CIS Offshore-2021, in St Petersburg.

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsokbm-afrikantov-presents-low-power-reactor-designs-for-the-arctic-9111127

Congress needs to take action to break the impasse over a permanent solution for commercial used nuclear fuel, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report identifies four matters for congressional consideration - including amending legislation to authorise a new consent-based siting process and restructuring the Nuclear Waste Fund - and recommends that the Department of Energy (DOE) finalise its consent-based siting process.

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GAO-calls-on-Congress-to-break-used-fuel-disposal

Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said that VVER-1000 fuel assemblies (FAs) containing experimental fuel elements with REMIX fuel, had been operated in the reactor at unit 3 of Russia’s Balakovo NPP for three fuel campaigns - about five calendar years.

Date: Friday, 24 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsremix-fuel-elements-complete-operational-tests-at-balakovo-9104322

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 13 September granted a licence to Interim Storage Partners (ISP) to build and operate a a consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel in Andrews, Texas. The decision is causing tension with state officials in Texas, where opposition to nuclear waste storage has been increasing.

Date: Friday, 17 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnrc-grants-licence-for-used-fuel-storage-in-texas-sparking-opposition-9086726

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a licence to Interim Storage Partners LLC to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel in Andrews, Texas. Interim Storage Partners is a joint venture of Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) and Orano USA.

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-regulator-issues-licence-for-interim-storage-fa