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The second and final shipment of high-level waste (HLW) from the UK to Switzerland has been completed. The waste resulted from the reprocessing and recycling of used nuclear fuel from Swiss nuclear power plants at Sellafield.

Date: Monday, 17 October 2016
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-completes-return-of-Swiss-reprocessing-waste

UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE), along with joint venture partners Westinghouse and Fluor, to operate the depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities at DOE’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-awards-contract-for-depleted-uranium-conversion-5023432

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
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmarter-uses-for-plutonium

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has made £387m ($575m) by auctioning off land at three of its sites. The proceeds will help to fund the cost of decommissioning in the UK.

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgerman-jv-on-top-as-uk-land-auction-ends

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has named eleven sites that could be potential hosts to new nuclear power stations in the UK. All the sites have been vetted to ensure they credible and could be home to an operational plant by 2025.

Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseleven-potential-sites-for-new-uk-build