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The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 27 November published a report on “The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract”.

Date: Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-public-accounts-committee-criticises-nda-8384919

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a "perpetual lack of knowledge" about the state and location of waste on its 17 sites, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says in a report published today. The NDA should set out how it will develop a clearer means of reporting publicly on the level of uncertainty and risk across its sites, and how it will prioritise work on its sites in order to decommission them in the safest and most efficient way, the committee said.

Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NDA-has-lack-of-knowledge-of-nuclear-legacy-sites,

Industrial service provider Altrad has been awarded a four-year contract by Magnox Limited for the provision of support services across six sites undergoing decommissioning in the United Kingdom.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsaltrad-secures-uk-decommissioning-contract-8202934

UK-based TSP Engineering will produce transport packages for Sellafield Ltd’s decommissioning programme, Sellafield said on 6 August. The 50-tonne, lead-lined containers will transfer nuclear waste from the legacy Magnox Swarf Storage Silo to newly built storage facilities on the Sellafield site. The work is expected to create or sustain approximately 200 jobs at TSP Engineering.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstransport-packages-ordered-for-sellafield-legacy-waste-8081687

The UK on 27 July launched a £3.9 million ($5m) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-seeks-innovative-methods-for-waste-segregation-8053024

The UK has launched a GBP3.9 million (USD5.0 million) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of its oldest nuclear sites. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - including Sellafield Ltd and Magnox Ltd - has teamed up with Innovate UK to call on companies to "come up with new ideas and innovative approaches to the challenge".

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-invites-innovation-in-radwaste-management

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, Sellafield Ltd says it has taken some precautionary actions at its site in north-west England, including the controlled shutdown of the Magnox Reprocessing Plant. The reprocessing plant is approaching its 60th year and is a complex chemical facility designed to process and separate plutonium and uranium.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-starts-controlled-shutdown-of-Magnox-fa

The UK has a total of 4,560,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste, according to the 2019 United Kingdom Radioactive Waste & Materials Inventory, published on 10 January.

Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-updates-radioactive-waste-inventory-7609572

The UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) has published a document setting out the broad framework within which it will operate. The framework replaces its terms of reference.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-develops-role-of-Committee-on-Radioactive-Waste

The final flask of used fuel from UK’s Wylfa Site has been dispatched for reprocessing at Sellafield in Cumbria, marking the end of defuelling operations at all 26 of UK’s first-generation nuclear reactors.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreactor-defuelling-completed-at-uk-wylfa-site-7421026