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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
Paolo Venneri, Michael Eades
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 6 | June 2021 | Pages 876-881
Technical Summary | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1895662
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USNC-Technologies (USNC-Tech) is an advanced nuclear company focused on developing space nuclear power and propulsion systems to enable high-impact science missions and the growth of a self-sustaining in-space economy. As a subsidiary of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), USNC-Tech has leveraged the technologies and experience gains from the design, licensing, and deployment of terrestrial gas-cooled reactors for these space systems. The result is a family of reactor concepts and designs with shared technology bases able to meet near-term and long-term customer needs in the space arena. Key examples include the Pylon surface fission power reactor, the Ready 2 Demonstrate Technology On Orbit (R2DTOO) nuclear thermal propulsion reactor, and the chargeable atomic battery radioisotope heat source.