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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
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) review team completed a two-week mission to Germany on 4 October. 

Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
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The Fukushima-Daiini nuclear station is one that is earmarked for decommissioning. Photo courtesy Nuclear Regulation Authority. Japan’s nuclear policy-setting body has adopted a report saying the country is entering an era of nuclear plant decommissioning, urging operators to plan ahead to lower safety risks and costs requiring decades and billions of dollars.

Twenty-seven reactors are so far earmarked or undergoing decommissioning and the decommissioning of nine has been approved by the regulator.

The nine are Genkai-1, Hamaoka-1, Hamaoka-2, Ikata-1, Mihama-1, Mihama-2, Shimane-1, Tokai-1 and Tsuruga-1.

Among the reactors earmarked for decommissioning are four at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station that were severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.

The annual nuclear white paper, adopted by the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, urges utilities to learn from US and European examples, especially those of Germany, France and the UK.

Date: Tuesday, 03 September 2019
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