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The Unit B2 (Reactor 4) of the Hunterston NPP in North Ayrshire, Scotland, was permanently shut down on 7 January after generating electricity for 46 years.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-shutdown-for-uks-hunterston-b-9388015

Electricity generation has ended at Scotland’s Hunterston B power station with the shutting down of Reactor 4, an advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR). Operator EDF says the power station produced enough electricity during its lifetime to power every home in Scotland for nearly 31 years.

Date: Saturday, 08 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hunterston-B-nuclear-power-station-closes-after-46

After three years of careful dismantling, the square-shaped diffuser has now been removed from the top of the Windscale Pile Chimney on the Sellafield site in Cumbria, UK. The achievement has removed the seismic risk associated with the chimney, the remainder of which will now be dismantled.

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Diffuser-removed-from-Windscale-Pile-Chimney

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced that five UK companies have progressed through to the next phase of a £5.5 million radioactive waste segregation competition.

Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfive-companies-selected-in-nda-waste-segregation-competition-9093633

The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 July that the Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR) had become an NDA subsidiary after its ownership was transferred from UK Nuclear Waste Management Ltd (UKNWM). It represents the latest NDA-owned site to move to subsidiary status and follows a similar transition at Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd in March.

Date: Friday, 23 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-nda-rationalises-waste-management-8919303

Construction is continuing at the Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant at the Sellafield site in the UK, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield Ltd announced on 16 July. The plant has received full business case approval from the government and the project can now accelerate, leveraging investment from Sellafield Ltd and its delivery partners and creating long-term construction and manufacturing opportunities for the local and national economies.

Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssellafield-product-and-residue-store-retreatment-plant-moves-forward-8910607

The UK government said on 23 June that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) and EDF Energy had agreed revised arrangements to deliver safe, low cost, more efficient and cost-effective decommissioning of EDF’s fleet of seven Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) stations once they stop generating power.

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-revises-arrangements-for-agr-decommissioning-8845361

The UK government and EDF have agreed improved arrangements to safely and efficiently decommission Britain’s seven Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants that are scheduled to reach the end of their operational lives this decade. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said the deal, which was signed yesterday, will save the UK taxpayer about GBP1 billion (USD1.4 billion), as EDF and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) forge a new partnership.

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-reaches-AGR-decommissioning-agreement

EDF said recently that Dungeness B was being shut down. Courtesy EDF. The UK government and French nuclear operator EDF have agreed what they called “improved arrangements” to decommission Britain’s seven advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) stations, due to reach the end of their operational lives this decade.

The deal, negotiated by the government with EDF and signed on Wednesday, will save the taxpayer an estimated £1bn.

The agreement means EDF will aim to shorten the time it takes to remove the fuel from the power stations as they come offline, before working closely with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to transfer ownership of the stations to the NDA.

The NDA, a public body established in 2004 to oversee the cleanup of the UK’s nuclear legacy, is decommissioning older Magnox stations. According to the government its expertise and the economies of scale of working on these and the AGR nuclear reactors combined, will ensure the long-term clean-up of these sites is done more efficiently.

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/government-reaches-agreement-with-edf-on-improved-arrangements-for-agr-stations-6-3-2021

US-based Jacobs said on 18 May that it had been selected to provide asset management solutions to the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Under the four-year contract, Jacobs and its strategic supplier, PA Consulting, will support the NDA on the implementation of its asset management strategy, applying new digital decision-making tools to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs on nuclear-licensed sites in the NDA estate.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-provide-asset-management-solutions-to-uk-nda-8757402