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A state-of-the-art Glove Box Training Facility for the UK nuclear industry has been opened at Sellafield. Glove boxes are crucial to operations at nuclear sites enabling operators to handle hazardous material in a safe and controlled environment. However, their use requires high levels of skill and dexterity. The new facility will reduce the amount of training done within plants and provide a standardised approach across the sector. It was delivered by the UK Alpha Resilience & Capability (ARC) programme.

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2023
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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
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UK Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) has launched a strategy focused on key objectives “to ensure that the right waste form, in the right package, is managed or disposed of at the right facility”. According to the 42-page document, “NWS will support accelerated decommissioning through innovation, with legacy and future waste streams managed in the most sustainable and efficient way through technology development, expertise and setting worldwide standards to provide value for the UK.”

Date: Friday, 28 April 2023
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The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
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Nuclear Waste Services has been launched, bringing together into one organisation site operator Low Level Waste Repository Limited, geological disposal facility developer Radioactive Waste Management Limited and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group's Integrated Waste Management Programme.

Date: Tuesday, 01 February 2022
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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
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The UK Ministry of Defence has invited firms to tender for work to decontaminate and dismantle the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) - formerly HMS Vulcan - which houses prototype nuclear propulsion plants of the type operated by the Royal Navy.

Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
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The UK has a total of 4,560,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste, according to the 2019 United Kingdom Radioactive Waste & Materials Inventory, published on 10 January.

Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
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The UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) has published a document setting out the broad framework within which it will operate. The framework replaces its terms of reference.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
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While the UK nuclear industry met the required safety and security standards last year, there remains room for improvement, the country's Chief Nuclear Inspector Mark Foy said today in his first annual report on the sector's performance. He said three key areas of focus are the management of ageing facilities, conventional health and safety, and delivering a holistic approach to nuclear security.

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
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