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The final used nuclear fuel has been shipped from the Wylfa site on Anglesey, in Wales, the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said today. The milestone marks the end of a programme to defuel all of the country's Magnox sites.

Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-removal-completed-at-Wylfa

World Nuclear Association was invited to present this week at the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors, Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future. Mikhail Baryshnikov (TENEX) and Cecile Evans (Orano), chair and deputy chair of the Sustainable Used Fuel Management Working Group, share the industry’s message.

Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-The-sustainability-of-used-nuclear-fuel-man

Hazard reduction at the site of the UK’s former Wylfa NPP on Anglesey has reached a significant milestone, with 75% of the used fuel removed from the two reactors, Magnox Limited announced on 24 October. The fuel is transported to Sellafield in Cumbria for reprocessing.

Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdecommissioning-progress-at-uks-wylfa-site-6828214

A team of 12 specialist nuclear divers from Underwater Construction UK Ltd has completed their mission to deal with radioactive waste in Sizewell A's nuclear fuel storage ponds, nearly two months ahead of schedule, Magnox Ltd reported on 1 August.  

Date: Monday, 06 August 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdivers-complete-waste-management-at-sizewell-a-ponds-6698252

Magnox Ltd announced in July that the former Bradwell nuclear site in the UK is entering into the next phase of decommissioning following removal of the last of its radioactive waste. 

Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswaste-removal-completed-at-uks-bradwell-nuclear-site-6271551

Funding of GBP3m ($3.65m) is being offered by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Innovate UK to develop and demonstrate technologies that could help resolve some of the complex challenges associated with dismantling facilities at the Sellafield site, a 12 January statement said. The two government bodies are collaborating to encourage innovation by sharing the investment among organisations whose proposals will be selected through a competition that starts on 30 January.

Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-funding-for-innovative-solutions-5716946

The former cooling ponds at the UK’s Dungeness A nuclear site are being cleaned up by divers who are working under water to dismantle pond skips that were previously used to store used nuclear fuel, according to Magnox Ltd, which manages the site. Magnox, owned by Cavendish Fluor Partnership, is the management and operations contractor responsible for managing the UK's 12 former Magnox NPP sites on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Date: Thursday, 03 November 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdivers-dismantle-fuel-ponds-at-uks-dungeness-nuclear-site-5658003

After four years of work, more than 10,000 square metres of walls, floors and ceilings at the ponds complex of the UK’s closed Bradwell NPP have been decontaminated, contractor Magnox said on 20 September. The ponds, which were used to temporarily store and cool used nuclear fuel before it was sent to Sellafield for reprocessing, were drained and stabilised in 2012. Since then, work has continued to remove redundant equipment and decontaminate the rest of the associated buildings and infrastructure. One of the next phases of work at the Bradwell site will be to demolish the redundant ponds building and remaining ancillary buildings, followed by installation of weatherproof cladding over the remaining buildings. There are two gas-cooled reactors at Bradwell, but both were permanently shut down in 2002.

Date: Thursday, 22 September 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsclean-up-milestone-at-uks-bradwell-npp-5013314

Magnox Limited has announced the completion of fuel removal from unit 1 of the Oldbury nuclear power plant in the UK as well as the retrieval of all fuel element debris from underground vaults at the Bradwell site.

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Decommissioning-milestones-at-Magnox-sites


The removal of highly radioactive sludge from an ageing fuel storage pond at the Sellafield site in Cumbria started on 23 of March, says the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssludge-removal-starts-at-sellafield-4539022