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IAEA-led international research on the management of severely damaged used nuclear fuel is providing key lessons learned from sites such as Fukushima Daiichi, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and demonstrating the value of global scientific collaboration, IAEA said on 11 March.

Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-study-looks-at-severely-damaged-used-fuel-10-years-after-fukushima-8601284

Decarbonising heat will be essential for global emissions reduction efforts in the coming years, Aiden Peakman of the UK Nuclear Innovation and Research Office told a high-level joint workshop held by the International Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Current generation light-water reactors and next-generation advanced reactors could significantly help in decarbonising the heat sector, he said.

Date: Saturday, 06 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Decarbonise-heat-to-meet-emissions-targets,-worksh

The Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, NIRAS/ONDRAF has selected a consortium, led by Sweco Belgium and including Orano Projets, Jacobs and Arteum Architects, for a framework contract covering new treatment and storage facilities.

Date: Friday, 12 February 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbelgian-radwaste-agency-signs-contract-for-treatment-and-storage-facilities-8510464

The UK and Japan have signed a £12 million ($16.3m) research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production.

Date: Friday, 22 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-and-japan-to-collaborate-on-new-technologies-for-decommissioning-and-fusion-8466353

The UK and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration agreement to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. The collaboration is expected to lead to new robotics and automation techniques used in Japan and the UK.

Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Japan-UK-team-up-for-nuclear-robotics-and-automati

The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 27 November published a report on “The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract”.

Date: Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-public-accounts-committee-criticises-nda-8384919

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a "perpetual lack of knowledge" about the state and location of waste on its 17 sites, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says in a report published today. The NDA should set out how it will develop a clearer means of reporting publicly on the level of uncertainty and risk across its sites, and how it will prioritise work on its sites in order to decommission them in the safest and most efficient way, the committee said.

Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NDA-has-lack-of-knowledge-of-nuclear-legacy-sites,

UK-based Sellafield Ltd has signed a two-year contract extension with Atos, a global leader in digital transformation.

Date: Friday, 30 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssellafield-ltd-signs-2-year-contract-extension-with-atos-8207066

Industrial service provider Altrad has been awarded a four-year contract by Magnox Limited for the provision of support services across six sites undergoing decommissioning in the United Kingdom.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsaltrad-secures-uk-decommissioning-contract-8202934

Germany’s waste management organisation, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE), on 28 September published an interim report on areas that may be that are unsuitable for the final disposal of high-level radioactive waste.

Date: Friday, 02 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgermanys-bge-reports-on-possible-final-repository-sites-as-uk-prepares-to-return-waste-from-reprocessing-8160198