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US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) says the recent (£22.5m ($29.3m) matching funds grant awarded by the UK Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) will accelerate the design and deployment of its Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR) in the UK and global markets. Application for the award was submitted in March by an integrated team with US-based Jacobs and earned the highest scores of all applications in Phase B of the UK’s Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) Research, Development & Demonstration Programme.

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2023
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For the first time in over 60 years divers have entered Sellafield's Pile Fuel Storage Pond. As they clear some of the most challenging spots to clean up, drones and robots are taking on an increasing share of hazardous work elsewhere at the site.

Date: Thursday, 06 April 2023
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The USA's Department of Energy (DoE), the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (Andra) have pledged to develop "their long-standing collaboration on the successful decommissioning and remediation of legacy nuclear sites".

Date: Thursday, 02 March 2023
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Five major companies have made key announcements on their plans to advance small modular reactor (SMR) deployment in the UK. While Rolls-Royce SMR shortlisted three sites for a factory to produce component for its planned SMR; Balfour Beatty and Holtec with Hyundai agreed to support plans for the construction of Holtec’s SMR-160; and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) submitted a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) application for its BWRX-300 SMR to the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Date: Friday, 23 December 2022
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USA-headquartered KBR has been awarded a contract to support the UK's Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) in developing a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). Such a facility, NWS says, will create more than 4000 jobs for the local host community.

Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022
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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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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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The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have completed the transfer of around 700kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Dounreay, in northern Scotland, to the USA.

Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2019
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The UK government on 27 March announced an independent inquiry into the conduct of a 2012 procurement process run by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) that resulted in a 14-year £6.1bn ($7.6bn) management and decommissioning contract being awarded in September 2014 to the Cavendish Fluor Partnership.

Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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The UK, US, and EU have agreed to turn the UK's excess stockpile of highly enriched uranium (HEU) into medical isotopes to be used in cancer treatment, according to a 31 March statement by the UK Prime Minister's Office. The agreement was concluded in the framework of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2016
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