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Two projects have been awarded a share of £1m ($1.25m) by the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). The funding is to address challenges in:

Date: Saturday, 16 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-and-japan-to-co-operate-on-radioactive-waste-management-11150626

Two research projects are to receive funding totalling GBP1 million (USD1.2 million) from UK and Japanese research councils to develop technologies to detect and process radioactive waste. The research will support work to decommission the UK's Sellafield plant and remove radioactive debris from the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan.

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Joint-UK-Japanese-research-on-waste-and-decommissi

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has awarded UK-based Cavendish Nuclear, a subsidiary of Babcock International Group, a contract to support of the decommissioning of the Monju Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) in Fukui Prefecture.

Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscavendish-contracted-to-support-decommissioning-of-japans-monju-reactor-10831730

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-support-Fukushima-Daiichi-decommissionin

The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will end its operations in July, marking the completion of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA) Magnox Operating Programme.

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-reprocessing-plant-to-end-operations

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

A new specialist nuclear transport organisation was officially launched in the UK on 19 April. Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) is part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group and specialises in the operational, commercial, engineering, legal, and regulatory expertise that underpin nuclear transport and logistics operations.

Date: Friday, 23 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-integrated-nuclear-transport-system-for-uk-8690478

A new specialist nuclear transport organisation has officially launched today in the UK. Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), operates Direct Rail Services (DRS) and Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited (PNTL), which offer rail and shipping services, respectively. The NDA is also in the process of integrating its radioactive waste management businesses.

Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UKs-NDA-launches-new-nuclear-transport-division