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Magnox waste facility supplier chosen

Posted on: 17 April 2014

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 on: 9 April 2014

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 on: 9 April 2014

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 on: 9 April 2014

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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Vacancy – Administrator/PA/Bookkeeper

Posted on: 28 February 2014

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New build for Cumbria – Maybe

Posted on: 28 February 2014

The odds on a new nuclear power plant being built there shortened considerably after US nuclear company Westinghouse unveiled firm plans to build three of its AP1000 reactors. The project is potentially worth £5bn, making it the biggest private-sector investment ever seen in west Cumbria. Westinghouse expects 6,000 jobs to be created during the construction […]

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Horizon steps closer to Wylfa and Oldbury new build

Posted on: 8 January 2014

UK nuclear regulators agree to move to the next stage of assessment of the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) Hitachi-GE has also begun a major phase of public and stakeholder engagement, launching a new UK website dedicated to explaining the reactor technology and inviting comments on the design. This process is a central aspect of […]

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Iberdrola sells 50% of NuGen to Toshiba

Posted on: 30 December 2013

Iberdrola has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the UK’s NuGeneration (NuGen) consortium to Toshiba for £85 million ($139 million). NuGen is the would-be developer of the proposed Moorside nuclear power plant. Spanish company Iberdrola has notified Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, CNMV) of its 21 December agreement to […]

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UK government has signed a cooperation agreement with Hitachi and Horizon Nuclear Power

Posted on: 5 December 2013

The UK government has signed a cooperation agreement with Hitachi and Horizon Nuclear Power “to promote external financing” for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant. The agreement was signed today by chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander at the launch of the government’s latest National Infrastructure Plan. The accord was signed “with the aim […]

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Stolen cobalt-60 source recovered in Mexico

Posted on: 5 December 2013

Wednesday: Authorities in Mexico located a stolen truck and the medical equipment it contained, amid growing fears that the radioactive cargo could become ingredients of an illicit “dirty bomb,” according to the Associated Press. Initial reports late in the afternoon were that the vehicle had been found empty, but the missing cobalt-60 was soon discovered less […]

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