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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

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