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Matom appoint new Operations Manager

Matom appoint new Operations Manager

Posted on: 16 August 2016

Matom is pleased to announce the new appointment of Mark Musgrave as Operations Manager. Mark has been with Matom since 2010 and takes over the operational management role from Tom Robson. Tom, director and founder of Matom, is pleased to hand over this responsibility having been Operations Director since co-founding Matom in 2000. Matt Tuck, […]

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Horizon funds training facilities for Wylfa Newydd apprentices

Posted on: 12 August 2016

The UK’s Horizon Nuclear Power will provide funding towards the construction of a new Engineering Centre of Excellence at a college on the Isle of Anglesey. The facility will be used for the training of apprentices for Horizon’s planned nearby Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant. Horizon announced yesterday it is providing funding of £1 million ($1.3 […]

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Unit 2 of Haysham II breaks a world record

Posted on: 3 August 2016

Unit 2 of the Heysham II nuclear power plant on the north west coast of England yesterday broke the world record for the continuous operation of a commercial nuclear power reactor. The reactor is due to be taken offline next month for maintenance. As of 1 August, the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) achieved 895 days […]

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority loses High Court case vs EnergySolutions on £7bn Magnox contract

Posted on: 2 August 2016

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has lost its High Court case vs Energy Solutions for the awarded £7bn Magnox contract. The full report can be found here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/TCC/2016/1988.html THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE FRASER XII Summary of findings I include at Appendix 4 a list of the corrected scores both for the RSS and CFP tenders in respect of all the […]

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Matom are recruiting

Posted on: 1 August 2016

Matom are currently recruiting – see our Recruitment page for more information

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Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal

Posted on: 29 July 2016

Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, approved the funding at a board meeting on Thursday. However, the government […]

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Nuclear power plants must be value for money, say MPs

Posted on: 26 July 2016

Future nuclear power projects in Wales must be value for money and create jobs where they are built, MPs have said. The Welsh Affairs Committee said it was satisfied with safety, but wanted clarity on costs. It said Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey should only be built if its electricity costs no more than that from […]

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Capenhurst chosen to store nuclear submarine radioactive waste

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Radioactive waste from decommissioned Royal Navy nuclear submarines will be stored in Cheshire, the Ministry of Defence has announced. A site in Capenhurst, near Ellesmere Port, has been selected to store steel containers from 19 redundant vessels. The components, described as having “intermediate” radioactivity, were used to house the submarines’ core reactors but no longer […]

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AWE Aldermaston remains under scrutiny despite ‘safety improvements’

Posted on: 8 July 2016

The company responsible for a nuclear weapons factory in Berkshire has made improvements following safety concerns, the nuclear watchdog has found. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston would nevertheless remain under an “enhanced” level of regulation for a fourth year running. Its annual report said safety improvements […]

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Chapelcross site ruled out for nuclear submarine waste

Posted on: 8 July 2016

The Ministry of Defence has ruled out a Scottish site as a possible location to store waste from nuclear submarines. Chapelcross near Annan was on a shortlist of five potential locations. Capenhurst in Cheshire has been selected to store the nuclear components, with Aldermaston in Berkshire as a “fall back” option. The Scottish site was […]

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