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The final report of the independent inquiry into the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA’s) award of the Magnox decommissioning contract, subsequent litigation and its termination, was released on 4 March. The inquiry, which began in March 2017, was led by Steve Holliday, a former CEO of National Grid, was requested by former secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Greg Clark.

Date: Thursday, 11 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-report-on-uk-ndas-handling-of-magnox-tender-calls-for-change-in-culture-8588510

The final report of an independent inquiry into the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's award of the Magnox decommissioning contract, related litigation and its subsequent termination has been published. Led by Steve Holliday, a former CEO of National Grid, the process to hold the Magnox Inquiry began in March 2017. Holliday was asked to conduct an inquiry by Greg Clark, then secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Date: Saturday, 06 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Magnox-Inquiry-publishes-final-report

The UK and Japan have signed a £12 million ($16.3m) research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production.

Date: Friday, 22 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-and-japan-to-collaborate-on-new-technologies-for-decommissioning-and-fusion-8466353

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

Germany’s waste management organisation, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE), on 28 September published an interim report on areas that may be that are unsuitable for the final disposal of high-level radioactive waste.

Date: Friday, 02 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgermanys-bge-reports-on-possible-final-repository-sites-as-uk-prepares-to-return-waste-from-reprocessing-8160198

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