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The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-processes-last-of-fast-reactor-fuel

Remote monitoring technology is no longer reserved for just large-scale nuclear projects thanks to industry-certified commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, writes Gary Bradshaw, director of radiological surveillance specialist Omniflex UK.

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-The-future-of-radiation-monitoring

Teams at the UK’s Sellafield site are starting to remove the waste held inside the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, Sellafield Ltd has said. Standing in the oldest part of the Sellafield site, the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) has stored nuclear waste in its water-filled chambers for the last 60 years. The building stored the casings removed from used fuel rods from Magnox reactors so that the fuel inside could be reprocessed.

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-waste-removed-from-sellafield-storage-silo-9767765

The first batch of waste has been removed from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) at the Sellafield site in the UK. The facility was built in the 1960s to store waste from the UK's earliest nuclear reactors in water-filled chambers.

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Waste-removal-starts-at-Sellafield-facility

Workers have started removing used nuclear fuel from the reactors at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP in Scotland, EDF Energy said. The station stopped generating electricity in January. Since then the workforce has been carrying out a statutory outage to ensure the two units are ready for defuelling.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-uks-hunterston-b-npp-begins-9722805

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Cwmni Egino have announced they will work together on proposals for the siting of a new nuclear development at Trawsfynydd in Wales.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-considers-smr-for-trawsfynydd-9722951

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said in a report published on 20 May.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Government-committee-questions-AGR-decommissioning

SMR developer Rolls-Royce welcomes decision as ‘key milestone’ Trawsfynydd in North Wales is home to a two-unit Magnox nuclear station which is being decommissioned. Rolls-Royce has welcomed an announcement that the UK will work on proposals for the siting of a new nuclear development at Trawsfynydd, North Wales, hailing the decision as “a key milestone” as the company seeks opportunities for deployment of its small modular reactor technology.

Rolls-Royce SMR’s chief executive, Tom Samson, said identifying sites is a key milestone and this location offers existing grid connection, infrastructure, access to a highly skilled workforce and strong relationships with a supportive engaged community.

“The land around the Magnox site at Trawsfynydd has great potential for small modular reactors,” Mr Samson said.

Earlier, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Cwmni Egino announced they will work together on the proposals, which will not be limited to SMRs.

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/government-to-put-forward-proposals-for-new-nuclear-at-trawsfynydd-5-5-2022

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Welsh development company Cwmni Egino have announced they will work together on proposals for the siting of a new nuclear development at the Trawsfynydd site in north Wales.

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NDA,-Cwmni-Egino-to-collaborate-on-Trawsfynydd-dev

The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will end its operations in July, marking the completion of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA) Magnox Operating Programme.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-reprocessing-plant-to-end-operations