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The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has produced an overview of the Cross-industry Learning initiative series of workshops it has been having over the last two years. Each workshop has been based on a series of themes of common interest originally agreed with the Oil and Gas Authority, but now more than 100 organisations, including authorities, academics and regulators have benefitted from sharing "what good looks like, and occasionally what it doesn’t", the NDA said.

Date: Friday, 05 June 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Industries-can-share-lessons-from-decommissioning

UK-based LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) has awarded a four-year framework contract, worth up to £65 million, for the treatment of metallic radioactive waste.

Date: Friday, 22 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuks-llwr-awards-metal-framework-contracts-7934312

US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM) to study the release of radioactivity from irradiated graphite sampled from reactor cores of UK nuclear power stations.

Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-study-irradiated-graphite-for-uk-radioactive-waste-management-ltd-7920750

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

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GEH-contracted-for-Pilgrim-internals-dismantling

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbarrnon-and-wood-progress-in-uk-nda-innovation-competition-7534667

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/British-plutonium-samples-shipped-to-France

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-turns-to-satellites-to-support-nuclear-cleanup

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