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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
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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
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A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel.

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019
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The UK Space Agency and Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) have issued a challenge to smaller businesses and university start-ups to research and develop satellite-enabled technologies that could help support the country's nuclear decommissioning efforts.

Date: Saturday, 02 November 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has announced the winners of its 2017 NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards, recognising excellence in skills and capacity building, technical innovation, collaboration and export success across its suppliers.

Date: Thursday, 02 November 2017
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The UK government on 27 March announced an independent inquiry into the conduct of a 2012 procurement process run by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) that resulted in a 14-year £6.1bn ($7.6bn) management and decommissioning contract being awarded in September 2014 to the Cavendish Fluor Partnership.

Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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