The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has resumed the vitrification of high-level radioactive waste at its Tokai reprocessing plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (Jaif) announced.
This is the first time vitrification has take place since a decommission
Following several decades of committed implementation of disposal strategies in Finland and Sweden, as well as cooperation in the development of a safe disposal solution based on a Swedish design, the first ever deep geological repository for spent fuel is being constructed in Olkiluoto, Finland.
Radioactive waste makes up a small portion of all waste. It is the by-product of millions of medical procedures each year, industrial and agricultural applications that use radiation and nuclear reactors that generate around 10 % of global electricity.
The UK has completed the initial actions set out in the 2014 White Paper on implementing geological disposal, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced. Those actions were: developing land-use planning processes; preparing to work with communities; and national geologic