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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
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 new facility to accelerate the use of robotics in the UK nuclear power industry was announced on 5 November, for both decommissioning and new builds. The contract, which will support robotics R&D from four UK locations, was published by the centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE), which is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-uk-facility-for-robotics-7502170

The UK plans to make it easier for scientists from overseas to work and live in the country following its departure from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the "fast-track visa route" during his visit yesterday to the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England.

Date: Friday, 09 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-to-abolish-visa-caps-for-leading-scientists

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire on 8 August, the same day he announced that the UK would change rules to allow for fast-track visas to bring in elite scientists and make the UK “even more welcoming” for the profession.

Date: Friday, 09 August 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsboris-johnson-visits-culham-7366674

Nuclear engineering company Assystem has been awarded a major, multi-discipline design framework agreement to support United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) fusion development, the company said on 5 November. Assystem will support the engineering design of projects across all major disciplines including mechanical engineering, process engineering, electrical, control and instrumentation, building services and civil engineering, and integrated design.

Date: Friday, 09 November 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsassystem-wins-agreement-from-uk-atomic-energy-authority-6843964

The UK government on 7 December announced several measures intended to support the development of next-generation nuclear technology. A key objective of the government’s Industrial Strategy white paper published in November was to "ensure the UK is developing the technologies of the future and preparing to seize the opportunities they bring and build on its strengths", the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said. Business Secretary Greg Clark said the announcements recognise the importance of industry driving innovation, supported by the government, so the sector continues to compete at the very highest level, not just in the UK but globally.  

Date: Monday, 11 December 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-government-announces-support-for-nuclear-innovation-5999434

UK nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor Nuvia has won a contract from Magnox in support of the Dragon Reactor Decommissioning Project at Winfrith in Dorset.

Date: Friday, 10 November 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuvia-to-dismantle-dragon-5969852

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said on 27 June that the UK government was committed to underwrite the collaborative Joint European Torus (JET) nuclear fusion project with the European Union (EU) until 2020 as long as the EU extends the contract to host the facility beyond 2018.

Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-affirms-commitment-to-jet-5855207