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UK engineers from University of Glasgow, University of Manchester, Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Heriot-Watt University are developing the Symbiotic Multi-Robot Fleet (SMuRF) system, which could help with NPP decommissioning.

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscollaborating-robot-fleet-may-support-npp-decommissioning-11387398

The newly-opened Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store - Direct Import Facility at the Sellafield site in the UK has received its first box of historical radioactive waste.

Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-waste-received-by-new-Sellafield-transfer-fa

Teams of autonomous robots known as SMuRFs (for Symbiotic Multi-Robot Fleet) could assist in the future decommissioning of nuclear power plants, according to researchers from four British universities.

Date: Tuesday, 19 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMuRFs-to-help-in-nuclear-decommissioning

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssellafield-repudiates-guardian-articles-on-cyber-attacks-and-leaks-11354910

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsstate-of-the-art-glove-box-training-facility-opens-at-sellafield-11210165

The defuelling of the first reactor at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP has been completed, on time and on budget, EDF Energy reported. Reactor 3 was defuelled in 16 months and work is due to start shortly on Reactor 4.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-first-reactor-complete-at-hunterston-b-11164076

The defueling of the first of two reactors at the Hunterston B advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plant in the UK has been completed on time and on budget, EDF Energy announced.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-removed-from-first-Hunterston-B-reactor

The UK-based Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester looking at whether the UK plutonium stockpile should become waste or energy. “Managing the UK plutonium stockpile: no easy choices”, examines the key things that government must consider when making that choice.

Date: Friday, 08 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-dalton-institute-looks-at-ways-to-manage-plutonium-11129153