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Japan cancels failed $9bn Monju nuclear reactor

Posted December 22nd, 2016 In News

Japan is a scrapping an experimental reactor which has worked for just 250 days of its 22-year lifespan and cost $9bn (£7.2bn). The Monju reactor, in western Japan’s Fukui city, was designed to burn most of its own spent fuel, eliminating the need to deal with the nuclear waste. But it suffered its first problems […]

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Radioactive sludge removed from UK’s Pile Fuel Storage Pond

Posted December 22nd, 2016 In News

Radioactive sludge has been transferred out of the world’s oldest nuclear fuel pond for the first time, the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield Ltd announced yesterday. The project is being delivered ten years ahead of schedule and for half the expected cost, they said in a joint statement. Sludge – formed from decaying […]

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Matom are recruiting

Posted December 5th, 2016 In News

Matom are recruiting various roles including Health Physics Technicians (Monitors), some starting in Jan 17. See our recruitment page here for details of vacancies. Agencies need not apply – thanks.

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