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A new specialist nuclear transport organisation has officially launched today in the UK. Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), operates Direct Rail Services (DRS) and Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited (PNTL), which offer rail and shipping services, respectively. The NDA is also in the process of integrating its radioactive waste management businesses.

Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UKs-NDA-launches-new-nuclear-transport-division

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

Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reprocessing-ceases-at-UKs-Thorp-plant

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

The UK, US, and EU have agreed to turn the UK's excess stockpile of highly enriched uranium (HEU) into medical isotopes to be used in cancer treatment, according to a 31 March statement by the UK Prime Minister's Office. The agreement was concluded in the framework of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuranium-swap-agreed-by-uk-us-and-eu-4857081

Sellafield Ltd, the company managing the UK's fuel cycle complex in Cumbria, has announced the preferred bidder for a project to create a custom waste treatment plant to process legacy fuel materials from the UK's first generation Magnox nuclear fleet.

Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfranco-british-consortium-in-line-for-magnox-clean-up-project-4215434

The UK government has agreed that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority can conduct a series of plutonium title swaps and title transfers with legacy overseas reprocessing customers.

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-government-agrees-plutonium-swaps

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has taken ownership of four tonnes of German plutonium, by participating in a series of title swaps. An equivalent amount of plutonium will be made available in France for manufacture into mixed oxide (MOX) fuel for German reactors, removing the need for the UK to physically transport the plutonium to France.

Date: Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnda-takes-ownership-of-german-plutonium

NuGeneration Ltd (NuGen), the nuclear new-build consortium of GDF Suez, Iberdrola and Scottish and Southern Energy held an event for the northwest England host location planned for a power station up to 3.6GW. The company has opened offices in Westlakes Science Park.

Date: Monday, 31 January 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsthird-uk-new-build-consortium-meets-the-locals

High-level radioactive waste from used nuclear fuel sent to the UK for reprocessing will be returned to its country of origin under a program to begin this financial year, the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced.
 

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-vitrified-waste-returns-set-to-begin