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Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, Sellafield Ltd says it has taken some precautionary actions at its site in north-west England, including the controlled shutdown of the Magnox Reprocessing Plant. The reprocessing plant is approaching its 60th year and is a complex chemical facility designed to process and separate plutonium and uranium.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-starts-controlled-shutdown-of-Magnox-fa

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

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 3 September took ownership of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for the cleanup of 12 nuclear sites and operation of one hydroelectric plant in the UK.

Date: Friday, 06 September 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-nda-takes-over-magnox-7400384

Work has been completed to remove fuel from the world's first commercial nuclear power plant at Calder Hall in west Cumbria, in northwest England. Opened on 17 October 1956, Calder Hall was in operation for 47 years, until 2003, and the defueling operation began in 2011.

Date: Wednesday, 04 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-completes-defueling-of-Calder-Hall

Work has been completed to remove fuel from the world's first commercial nuclear power plant at Calder Hall in west Cumbria, in northwest England. Opened on 17 October 1956, Calder Hall was in operation for 47 years, until 2003, and the defueling operation began in 2011.

Date: Tuesday, 03 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-completes-defueling-of-Calder-Hall

World Nuclear Association was invited to present this week at the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors, Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future. Mikhail Baryshnikov (TENEX) and Cecile Evans (Orano), chair and deputy chair of the Sustainable Used Fuel Management Working Group, share the industry’s message.

Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Speech-The-sustainability-of-used-nuclear-fuel-man

Sellafield Ltd has awarded four 20-year contracts which together form the new Programme and Project Partnership (PPP). The company said it will work collaboratively with the four partners - Doosan Babcock Ltd, Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Wood plc - to deliver major projects in support of the site's 100-year decommissioning programme.

Date: Thursday, 09 May 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Partnerships-announced-for-Sellafield-decommission

Horizon Nuclear Power today outlined the procedure it will follow now that its new-build projects have been suspended. The UK subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi said it had made substantial progress with its plans to provide at least 5.4 GWe of new capacity across two sites - Wylfa Newydd, in north Wales, and Oldbury-on-Severn, in southwest England - by deploying Hitachi-GE UK advanced boiling reactors (UK ABWRs).

Date: Friday, 18 January 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-next-steps-for-Horizon

A GBP9.4 million ($12.2m) research programme will link experts from the nuclear industry with UK academics and PhD students to tackle challenges in dealing with radioactive waste, the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced on 24 September jointly with Sellafield Ltd, and Low Level Waste Repository Ltd. Integrated waste management is one of the NDA's key themes  and the research will encompass 40 projects each lasting up to four years, which will help to build the next generation of nuclear experts and to develop technical solutions, the announcement said.

Date: Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-research-initiative-on-radwaste-6779326