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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
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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin joint venture Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC (CDI).

Date: Thursday, 05 December 2019
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Two consortia, led by Barrnon and Wood, have reached the next round of an innovation competition that could help decommission radioactive facilities at Sellafield, the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has revealed. The projects were among five collaborative consortia, comprising almost 30 organisations, which have developed projects over the past two years.

Date: Tuesday, 03 December 2019
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A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel.

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019
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The UK Space Agency and Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) have issued a challenge to smaller businesses and university start-ups to research and develop satellite-enabled technologies that could help support the country's nuclear decommissioning efforts.

Date: Saturday, 02 November 2019
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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
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The last nuclear fuel flask in the handling area at Wylfa. Photo courtesy NDA. The final flask of nuclear fuel has been shipped from the Wylfa Site on Anglesey, North Wales, to Sellafield in Cumbria, marking a major decommissioning milestone for the UK nuclear industry, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority said.

Wylfa was the last and largest of the UK’s Magnox nuclear power stations – the first type of commercial nuclear power station – and ended operations in 2015, after 44 years of generating electricity.

Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, also completed its defueling programme earlier this month.

Removal of all the nuclear fuel from a site is one of the main pieces of hazard reduction work and accounts for over 99% of the radioactivity. The NDA said the completion of defueling is a huge stride towards the end of all nuclear fuel reprocessing at Sellafield – scheduled for 2020.

Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
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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
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The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 3 September took ownership of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for the cleanup of 12 nuclear sites and operation of one hydroelectric plant in the UK.

Date: Friday, 06 September 2019
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The two-unit Hinkley Point A nuclear station is one of the Magnox sites being decommissioned. Photo courtesy Magnox Ltd. Magnox Ltd – the company responsible for the decommissioning of 10 Magnox nuclear power stations and two former research facilities in the UK – has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The government said the move was finalised after ownership transferred from the Cavendish Fluor Partnership.

This follows an announcement made in July 2018 and marks a new approach to managing the UK’s 13 Magnox sites – 10 former Magnox nuclear power stations, two nuclear research sites and a hydroelectric plant.

Magnox chief executive officer Gwen Parry-Jones said being an NDA subsidiary gives Magnox more opportunities to work closely as part of the NDA group, share ideas and take a more flexible approach to decommissioning the UK’s first generation of nuclear power stations.

Date: Tuesday, 03 September 2019
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