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Used fuel storage facilities at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear plant will be full by April next year, power utility Eskom said on 26 November, adding that it has begun creating extra space.

Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskoeberg-used-fuel-storage-nearly-full-7531457

Canada's search for a site to host a deep geological repository for its used nuclear fuel has been narrowed down to two potential locations in Ontario, the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation announced yesterday. NWMO is working to identify an acceptable site for the repository under a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management.

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Two-areas-under-consideration-for-Canadian-reposit

Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in used nuclear fuel (UNF) and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, on 11 November signed a cooperative agreement with NAC International (NAC), a nuclear fuel cycle consulting and technology solutions company specialising in casks and canister systems for nuclear materials transport and spent fuel storage and disposal.

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-companies-co-operate-on-waste-management-7508086

The expansion of Sweden's existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark has been approved by the Land and Environment Court in Stockholm. With approval already granted by the nuclear regulator, the government will now make a final decision on the application.

Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Environmental-court-approves-Swedish-repository-ex

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group's (NRG's) plans for the processing and disposal of radioactive wastes from the Petten research reactor in the Netherlands over the next three years have been approved by the country's nuclear regulator. However, NRG must submit for approval a revised plan by mid-2022.

Date: Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NRGs-near-term-waste-management-plans-approved

Finnish waste management company Posiva has contracted Bond Technologies of the USA to manufacture, install and commission a friction stir welding system for sealing copper disposal canister lids at its used fuel encapsulation plant under construction at Olkiluoto.

Date: Friday, 01 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsposiva-contracts-us-bond-technologies-to-supply-welding-system-7482212

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SRSA) said on 24 October that it had reviewed and recommended the approval SKB’s application for an extension and continued operation of the SFR repository for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsswedish-regualtor-recommends-approval-repository-extension-7478487

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has finished drilling a second borehole at a site near Ignace in Ontario, as part of ongoing investigations to identify a suitable site for long-term management of the country's used nuclear fuel.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Second-Canadian-borehole-completed

The Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish waste management company Posiva to exchange technology and know-how related to the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-Finnish-waste-organisations-agree-cooperati

Sweden’s nuclear regulator SSM has supported an application to expand and continue the operations of an existing repository for short-lived radioactive waste at Forsmark on the country’s eastern coast.

The government still has to take the final decision on the application for the repository near the Forsmark nuclear station. The repository is run by Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management (SKB) and stores low- and medium-level radioactive waste.

SKB plans to expand the existing facility to receive demolition waste from the decommissioning of nuclear plants in Sweden.

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/regulator-gives-go-ahead-for-expansion-of-forsmark-repository-10-3-2019