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US-based Jacobs said on 11 August that it is deploying a new type of Raman spectroscopy technology, which makes it safer and cheaper to spot radioactive contamination or other hazardous substances in waste stores and nuclear facilities undergoing decommissioning.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-deploys-raman-spectroscopy-to-identify-radioactive-contamination-8080921

UK-based TSP Engineering will produce transport packages for Sellafield Ltd’s decommissioning programme, Sellafield said on 6 August. The 50-tonne, lead-lined containers will transfer nuclear waste from the legacy Magnox Swarf Storage Silo to newly built storage facilities on the Sellafield site. The work is expected to create or sustain approximately 200 jobs at TSP Engineering.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstransport-packages-ordered-for-sellafield-legacy-waste-8081687

Jacobs and IS Instruments have designed a new type of Raman spectroscopy technology to detect radioactive contamination or other hazardous substances in waste stores and nuclear facilities undergoing decommissioning.

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-detection-technology-to-benefit-decommissionin

The UK on 27 July launched a £3.9 million ($5m) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-seeks-innovative-methods-for-waste-segregation-8053024

The UK has launched a GBP3.9 million (USD5.0 million) competition to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of its oldest nuclear sites. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - including Sellafield Ltd and Magnox Ltd - has teamed up with Innovate UK to call on companies to "come up with new ideas and innovative approaches to the challenge".

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-invites-innovation-in-radwaste-management

US-based Jacobs has opened a new Engineering and Technology Centre in West Cumbria, UK, to increase its capability to deliver innovative solutions to major decommissioning challenges. Jacobs said on 15 July that the 1,320 m² high-bay facility in Egremont, one mile from the Sellafield nuclear site, will service a growing demand for engineering development expertise to design, build and test new technologies and techniques from concept through to implementation.

Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-opens-uk-engineering-and-technology-centre-8037726

France’s EDF and 14 other companies and trade unions have announced proposals for a clean energy hub to be built in Cumbria in the UK, including a new large nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 02 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsclean-energy-hub-proposes-nuclear-development-for-moorside-8004266

Jacobs has been selected by LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) to provide multi-disciplinary technical services at the UK’s disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste.

Date: Thursday, 02 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-provide-infrastructure-support-for-uk-llwr-8005144

A group of major companies, trade unions and individuals have launched an initiative to develop a Clean Energy Hub centred on a package of nuclear projects at Moorside in Cumbria, north-west England. The proposal is based on projects including a new 3.2 GW UK EPR plant, as well as small modular reactors (SMRs) and advanced modular reactors (AMRs), with links to technologies including renewables and hydrogen production.

Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-at-heart-of-proposed-Moorside-clean-energy

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