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The Guardian newspaper has recently published two articles about the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) Sellafield site, both of which have been strongly repudiated by Sellafield Ltd.

Date: Friday, 08 December 2023
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France’s EDF and 14 other companies and trade unions have announced proposals for a clean energy hub to be built in Cumbria in the UK, including a new large nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 02 July 2020
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Boris Johnson expressed his "passionate" support for nuclear power when he addressed the House of Commons for the first time as UK prime minister yesterday. Seven of the country’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030, while new-build projects have faced financial uncertainty over the last two years.

Date: Friday, 26 July 2019
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Key UK government ministers are involved in discussions over how to support the construction of new NPPs with some senior Treasury (economic and finance ministry) officials hostile to any direct state subsidy, the Financial Times reported on 13 February. 

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017
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Electricite de France (EDF) is seeking additional funding to finance its planned GBP18bn ($25.8bn) nuclear plant at Hinkley Point C in the UK. EDF's board had been due to discuss the issue at its meeting on 27 January to finalise its decision on building two EPR units at Hinkley Point, but the issue was taken off the agenda, according to press reports. A final investment decision could now be announced on 16 February when EDF is scheduled to report its annual results.

Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016
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China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said on 18 January that its specialists have 3D printed a lower tube socket for the fuel assembly of the CAP1400 pressurised water reactor (an enlarged version of the Westinghouse AP1000), marking the first use of 3D printing to construct nuclear fuel elements in China.

Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2016
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UK decommissioning services company Nuclear Engineering Services has been bought by Ansaldo Energia subsidiary Ansaldo Nucleare for EUR 36 million.

Date: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
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No serious safety weaknesses have emerged following stress tests at the UK’s non-power generating nuclear facilities, however the Office of Nuclear Regulation has raised 75 issues that must be addressed by licensees.

Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change has a problem with the world’s largest stocks of reactor-grade plutonium. The international association Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy view this as a one-time opportunity to benefit several advanced nuclear energy developments, none of which are acknowledged by DECC. By Brendan McNamara

Weak, short distance radiation makes it warm; so it is safe to hold but not to swallow. UK reactor grade plutonium is unsuitable for making weapons. And small-scale uses of UK plutonium could never go critical

Date: Friday, 27 May 2011
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A subsidiary of China Valves Technology has been certified as a qualified supplier of China Nuclear Power Engineering (CNPE), the company responsible for nuclear engineering, construction and project management for the China National Nuclear Corporation.

Date: Monday, 30 August 2010
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