Latest News


Filter by tags: Sellafield Uranium Clear all tag filters

44 news articles found

Newcleo's UK operations managing director sets out the benefits of its lead-cooled fast reactor technology, its plans for a demonstrator reactor and MOX fuel factory in France, and its future goal of rolling out up to 20 of its reactors in the UK.

Date: Friday, 02 February 2024
Original article:

US-based Bechtel has been selected by European enrichment services and fuel cycle company Urenco to support the expansion of its Tails Management Facility (TMF) at the Capenhurst site in the UK. The facility stores low concentration uranium tails for further use, or conversion to a chemically stable form for disposal. Urenco says the TMF will help enable the UK’s nuclear energy security strategy, which includes plans to deliver 24 GWe of new nuclear capacity by 2050, providing about a quarter of the domestic electricity supply. ?

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article:

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:

The UK's 140-tonne stockpile of civil plutonium could be used as fuel for thermal reactors or combined with the country's 100,000-tonne supply of depleted, natural and low-enriched uranium to fuel new fast reactors - or disposed of as waste in a future geological disposal facility - says a new report from The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute exploring the options.

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
Original article:

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:

The Magnox Reprocessing Plant at the UK’s Sellafield site took its final feed of used fuel just before midnight on 17 July. Fuel was fed into the plant’s charge machine, then dissolved in nitric acid to separate out the plutonium and uranium – the last of approximately 55,000 tonnes of Magnox fuel to be reprocessed at the facility during 58 years of operations. The building and its supporting plants will soon begin a new period of clean-out and decommissioning.

Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Original article:

Just before midnight on 17 July, the final feed of used fuel was fed into Sellafield's Magnox Reprocessing Plant's charge machine and dissolved in nitric acid to separate out the plutonium and uranium. It is a process which has been used to reprocess nearly 55,000 tonnes of Magnox fuel since 1964.

Date: Friday, 22 July 2022
Original article:

US-based Jacobs said on 11 August that it is deploying a new type of Raman spectroscopy technology, which makes it safer and cheaper to spot radioactive contamination or other hazardous substances in waste stores and nuclear facilities undergoing decommissioning.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: