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The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-processes-last-of-fast-reactor-fuel

Teams at the UK’s Sellafield site are starting to remove the waste held inside the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, Sellafield Ltd has said. Standing in the oldest part of the Sellafield site, the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) has stored nuclear waste in its water-filled chambers for the last 60 years. The building stored the casings removed from used fuel rods from Magnox reactors so that the fuel inside could be reprocessed.

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-waste-removed-from-sellafield-storage-silo-9767765

The first batch of waste has been removed from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) at the Sellafield site in the UK. The facility was built in the 1960s to store waste from the UK's earliest nuclear reactors in water-filled chambers.

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Waste-removal-starts-at-Sellafield-facility

Workers have started removing used nuclear fuel from the reactors at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP in Scotland, EDF Energy said. The station stopped generating electricity in January. Since then the workforce has been carrying out a statutory outage to ensure the two units are ready for defuelling.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-uks-hunterston-b-npp-begins-9722805

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said in a report published on 20 May.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Government-committee-questions-AGR-decommissioning

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-support-Fukushima-Daiichi-decommissionin

The UK’s Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will stop reprocessing in July 2022 and enter a new era of clean-up and decommissioning, Sellafield said on 17 May. The plant, which began operating in 1964, has played a crucial role in UK energy generation. It received and reprocessed nearly 55,000 tonnes of used nuclear fuel from power stations across the country, and from Italy and Japan.

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-to-close-magnox-reprocessing-plant-at-sellafield-9711103

EDF Energy has started removing the used fuel from the core of Hunterston B's Reactor 3, an advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) that shut down in November 2021. Defuelling is the first stage of the nuclear decommissioning process.

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Defuelling-operations-begin-at-Hunterston-B

The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will end its operations in July, marking the completion of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA) Magnox Operating Programme.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-reprocessing-plant-to-end-operations

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has formally revoked the nuclear site licence of the Imperial College London Consort Reactor site after nearly 60 years.

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsonr-delicenses-imperial-college-london-consort-reactor-site-9599299