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Vacancies – Matom is recruiting

Posted on: 15 March 2017

Matom is currently recruiting. Please see our recruitment page for our latest vacancies.

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UK parliamentarians launch nuclear R&D inquiry

Posted on: 30 January 2017

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is inviting contributions to its new inquiry into priorities for nuclear research and technologies. In 2011 the Committee investigated whether the UK’s research and development (R&D) capabilities were sufficient to meet the country’s nuclear energy needs in the future, ensuring a safe and secure supply of nuclear […]

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UK nuclear industry faces prospect of Euratom exit

Posted on: 30 January 2017

The UK intends to leave the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), according to explanatory notes to a bill the government published yesterday authorising Brexit. The notes state the bill empowers the prime minister to leave both the European Union and Euratom. The peaceful use of nuclear energy within the EU is governed by the 1957 […]

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Chapelcross nuclear waste storage facility size increase approved

Posted on: 25 January 2017

Plans have been approved to increase the size of a facility to store radioactive waste at the former Chapelcross nuclear plant. Dumfries and Galloway Council had previously agreed smaller-scale proposals on the site near Annan. The building will have a reinforced concrete floor about 60cm (2ft) thick and “shield walls” up to 45cm (18in). It […]

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Sizewell C: Councils ‘not convinced’ by nuclear power plant plans

Posted on: 25 January 2017

EDF Energy has been told to reconsider its designs for the new Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk. The French energy giant wants to build the plant next to existing power stations near Leiston. It says it will create 25,000 “employment opportunities” and is currently consulting on the proposals. But, in a joint statement, […]

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Nuclear waste: Firm refusal needed, Rhun ap Iorwerth AM says

Posted on: 10 January 2017

The Welsh Government should give a firm refusal to any plans to create a site to bury nuclear waste in Wales, an assembly member has said. Anglesey AM Rhun ap Iorwerth’s comments came as a meeting was being held on Friday to discuss a Welsh Government response to a UK government consultation on the issue. […]

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Japan cancels failed $9bn Monju nuclear reactor

Posted on: 22 December 2016

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 on: 22 December 2016

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 on: 5 December 2016

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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UK nuclear fusion lab (Culham Centre) faces uncertain future

Posted on: 30 November 2016

A question mark hangs over a world-leading laboratory that has pioneered research into fusion for nearly 40 years. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy near Oxford is largely funded by the EU and dozens of its scientists come from outside the UK. Since the vote for Brexit, many at the centre have become “extremely nervous” […]

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