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UK company Rolls-Royce SMR has visited the sites of the decommissioned Oldbury and Berkeley NPP reactors in Gloucestershire (southwest UK) for talks with stakeholders from communities around the plants. The two unit Berkeley NPP was closed in 1988-89, and the two unit Oldbury plant in 2011-12, and are now the responsibility of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-visits-two-potential-uk-sites-for-its-first-smrs-10523038

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmr-competition-heats-up-in-the-uk-10456556

A technique has been developed to suck up and move a sludgy radioactive substance, known as flocculant, currently stored in legacy effluent tanks at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, UK.

Date: Tuesday, 20 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Method-developed-for-Sellafield-floc-retrieval

The UK Space Agency and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) are to collaborate on the world's first space battery powered by americium-241. The isotope will be extracted from used nuclear fuel stored at the Sellafield site in Cumbria.

Date: Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NNL-to-develop-americium-powered-space-batteries

Rolls-Royce SMR has been selected as the preferred nuclear technology provider for the newly-formed Solway Community Power Company planning to bring new nuclear power to West Cumbria in northwest UK.

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-smr-selected-for-west-cumbria-10358125

Newly-established development firm Solway Community Power Company has selected the Rolls-Royce small modular reactor (SMR) for deployment in West Cumbria, England. Earlier this week, it was announced that four sites in the UK, including land near the Sellafield site in Cumbria, have been prioritised to deploy the first in a fleet of Rolls-Royce SMR power plants.

Date: Saturday, 12 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cumbrian-development-company-chooses-Rolls-Royce-S

Rolls-Royce SMR, supported by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has completed a siting assessment review into potential options for deploying Rolls-Royce SMR power stations.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-smr-prioritises-four-nda-sites-for-new-nuclear-10284448

A siting assessment review has identified a range of existing nuclear power plant sites in the UK that could potentially host Rolls-Royce small modular reactors (SMRs), with four sites owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) prioritised.

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Study-identifies-potential-Rolls-Royce-SMR-sites

US-based Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK government owned (but operationally independent) National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-support-refurbishment-of-uk-nuclear-research-labs-10041186

Energy giant EDF says it will review the case for a "short extension" for the Hartlepool and Heysham nuclear power plants to generate beyond the current forecast of March 2024.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-to-examine-extensions-for-Hartlepool-and-Heysh