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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 Ministry of Defence has invited firms to tender for work to decontaminate and dismantle the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) - formerly HMS Vulcan - which houses prototype nuclear propulsion plants of the type operated by the Royal Navy.

Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstenders-invited-for-work-to-dismantle-uk-naval-test-reactor-site-7830438

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

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/British-plutonium-samples-shipped-to-France

While the UK nuclear industry met the required safety and security standards last year, there remains room for improvement, the country's Chief Nuclear Inspector Mark Foy said today in his first annual report on the sector's performance. He said three key areas of focus are the management of ageing facilities, conventional health and safety, and delivering a holistic approach to nuclear security.

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-chief-nuclear-inspector-issues-performance-repo

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) announced today that Rawwater Engineering Company, whose specialist alloy seals for the oil and gas sector are being adapted to support Sellafield decommissioning challenges, has signed a contract that will take the company into the Japanese nuclear sector.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Japan-s-Tepco-to-use-UK-alloy-seals-technology

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