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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 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

Five major companies have made key announcements on their plans to advance small modular reactor (SMR) deployment in the UK. While Rolls-Royce SMR shortlisted three sites for a factory to produce component for its planned SMR; Balfour Beatty and Holtec with Hyundai agreed to support plans for the construction of Holtec’s SMR-160; and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) submitted a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) application for its BWRX-300 SMR to the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Date: Friday, 23 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmr-competition-heats-up-in-the-uk-10456556

The first UK shipment of legacy waste drums from Magnox Harwell to Sellafield has been completed using the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) Type B Gemini container fleet following a multi-million pound refurbishment, according to a joint statement from NDA, Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), Sellafield Ltd, and Magnox Ltd.

Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgemini-containers-used-to-ship-waste-to-sellafield-9896367

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-processes-last-of-fast-reactor-fuel

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

Industrial service provider Altrad has been awarded a four-year contract by Magnox Limited for the provision of support services across six sites undergoing decommissioning in the United Kingdom.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsaltrad-secures-uk-decommissioning-contract-8202934

The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has produced an overview of the Cross-industry Learning initiative series of workshops it has been having over the last two years. Each workshop has been based on a series of themes of common interest originally agreed with the Oil and Gas Authority, but now more than 100 organisations, including authorities, academics and regulators have benefitted from sharing "what good looks like, and occasionally what it doesn’t", the NDA said.

Date: Friday, 05 June 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Industries-can-share-lessons-from-decommissioning

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-updates-radioactive-waste-inventory-7609572

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-develops-role-of-Committee-on-Radioactive-Waste