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The Unit B2 (Reactor 4) of the Hunterston NPP in North Ayrshire, Scotland, was permanently shut down on 7 January after generating electricity for 46 years.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-shutdown-for-uks-hunterston-b-9388015

Electricity generation has ended at Scotland’s Hunterston B power station with the shutting down of Reactor 4, an advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR). Operator EDF says the power station produced enough electricity during its lifetime to power every home in Scotland for nearly 31 years.

Date: Saturday, 08 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hunterston-B-nuclear-power-station-closes-after-46

Sellafield announced that it had packaged all foreign-owned wasted ready for return. The work is part of the closing out of commercial reprocessing contracts. Sellafield received used nuclear fuel from around the world to be reprocessed at its Thorp plant, generating £9 billion ($11.9bn) in revenue for the UK. Waste created during the process remains the property of overseas customers who are contractually obliged to take it back.

Date: Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-sellafield-packages-all-foreign-owned-wasted-ready-for-return-9317062

Work to prepare all foreign-owned high-level waste for return to overseas customers has been completed, the UK's Sellafield Ltd has announced. A total of 1840 containers have been prepared for return to overseas customers since 2008, as part of the closing out of commercial reprocessing contracts from the Thorp reprocessing plant.

Date: Saturday, 11 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reprocessing-waste-packed-and-ready-for-return-shi

EDF and Veolia announced they are creating Waste2Glass, an equally-owned joint venture to develop a new sector based on Veolia's Geomelt® vitrification technology. 

Date: Friday, 03 December 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsedf-and-veolia-create-waste2glass-joint-venture-9293751

France's EDF and water, waste and energy management company Veolia will early next year create a joint venture - to be known as Waste2Glass - to develop Veolia's GeoMelt vitrification technology. The partners hope to extend the application of the technology beyond high-level radioactive waste.

Date: Thursday, 02 December 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Joint-venture-to-develop-GeoMelt-vitrification-tec

A new way of awarding long-term work packages at the Sellafield site in the UK has reached a major milestone, with Programme and Project Partners (PPP) appointing its first key delivery partners.

Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsppp-announce-winners-of-new-hvac-contract-at-sellafield-9284860

Nuclear clean-up teams have removed the huge diffuser at the top of the Windscale Pile Chimney on the Sellafield site in the UK. 

Date: Friday, 19 November 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdiffuser-removed-from-uks-windscale-pile-chimney-9260718

After three years of careful dismantling, the square-shaped diffuser has now been removed from the top of the Windscale Pile Chimney on the Sellafield site in Cumbria, UK. The achievement has removed the seismic risk associated with the chimney, the remainder of which will now be dismantled.

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Diffuser-removed-from-Windscale-Pile-Chimney

Roll-Royce has announced that following the raising of £195 million in equity funding, its Small Modular Reactor business has now been established. Its purpose is to bring forward and deliver at scale the next generation of low cost, low carbon nuclear power technology.

Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsroll-royce-secures-funding-for-small-modular-reactor--9227680