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Magnox waste facility supplier chosen

Posted April 17th, 2014 In News

A facility to encapsulate legacy materials from Magnox fuel stored at the UK’s Sellafield site will be built by a French-British joint venture under a contract worth up to £1.2 billion. The AMA joint venture – comprising Areva, Atkins and Mace – has been selected as the preferred bidder by site operator Sellafield Ltd to complete the […]

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Manned crews established an operations base underground at WIPP nuclear waste disposal facility

Posted April 9th, 2014 In News

CARLSBAD >> The stage has been set for the investigation into February’s radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, located 26 miles east of Carlsbad. Manned crews established an operations base underground at the nuclear waste disposal facility on Friday morning in the southern portion of the mine near the room where plutonium and […]

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U.S. to secure vulnerable uranium and plutonium around the World

Posted April 9th, 2014 In News

The U.S. Energy Department on Monday disclosed plans to secure hundreds of pounds of vulnerable uranium and plutonium around the world by October 2015. In its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, the department listed as a “priority goal” for the fiscal 2014-2015 period the removal or confirmed disposal of roughly 700 pounds of highly enriched uranium and plutonium. […]

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Bidders required for Winfrith core removal

Posted April 9th, 2014 In News

Research Sites Restoration Ltd (RSRL) is looking for bidders for a £40-60 million ($66-100 million) project to design, test and build the specialist equipment to remove the core from the UK’s prototype steam generating heavy water reactor (SGHWR). Removal of the highly active 250-tonne core is a critical part of the final decommissioning, leading to […]

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