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Fuel removal completed at Wylfa

Fuel removal completed at Wylfa

Posted on: 23 September 2019

The final used nuclear fuel has been shipped from the Wylfa site on Anglesey, in Wales, the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said today. The milestone marks the end of a programme to defuel all of the country’s Magnox sites. Magnox reactors are graphite-moderated, gas-cooled and use all-metal, slightly enriched uranium fuel. They can trace […]

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Calder Hall: First nuclear power station emptied of fuel

Posted on: 10 September 2019

The world’s first full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel for the first time since the 1950s. Calder Hall, at what is now the Sellafield plant in west Cumbria, was opened by the Queen in 1956. Hailed as the dawn of the atomic age, it produced electricity for 47 years and stopped generating […]

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Waste storage refused at Hinkley Point A

Posted on: 10 September 2019

Plans to transport nuclear waste through Somerset and store it at Hinkley Point A, have been rejected by the county council. Magnox, which manages the decommissioned site, applied for permission to bring waste from three UK power stations to the site by road. But Somerset County Council voted unanimously to refuse the plans. Magnox said […]

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UK commits funding to Rolls-Royce SMR

Posted on: 24 July 2019

Rolls-Royce has today welcomed the UK government’s decision to advance its small modular reactor programme. The government says it will commit GBP18.0 million (USD22.4 million) of initial funds to support the development of the power plant as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, subject to final confirmation in the early autumn. Rolls-Royce and its […]

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Sizewell C: Public asked to part fund nuclear power plant

Posted on: 24 July 2019

Energy consumers are being asked to share the cost of building new nuclear power plants, including any overrun costs. In a new document, the government outlined its new financing strategy for nuclear including Sizewell C, Suffolk. It said it has proved “challenging” to fund nuclear energy plants since the Hinckley Point build in Somerset. A […]

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Nuclear funding proposal ‘essential’ for restarting Wylfa

Posted on: 24 July 2019

New ways to fund nuclear projects could be an “essential step” to restarting the shelved Wylfa Newydd scheme, developer Horizon has said. Proposals announced by the UK government include electricity customers paying for part of nuclear schemes’ costs upfront through bills. The £15bn scheme on Anglesey was suspended in January because of rising costs. A Horizon spokesman said it […]

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Contamination temporarily halted work in an area of Dounreay

Contamination temporarily halted work in an area of Dounreay

Posted on: 28 June 2019

Work in an area of the Dounreay nuclear site was temporarily halted after low levels of radioactive contamination were detected, it has emerged.

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Dounreay ships highly enriched uranium to the US

Posted on: 7 May 2019

A transfer of highly-enriched uranium from Scotland to the US has been completed, the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has said. About 700kg of material formerly held at Dounreay, near Thurso, has been transported in a series of flights using military aircraft since 2016. In the US, it is to be used in the making of […]

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Matom are recruiting

Posted on: 28 March 2019

NEW OPPORTUNITY – EARLY APPLICATION REQUIRED – PLEASE SHARE 4 x Experienced Health Physics Technicians required SITE: Dounreay RATES: Excellent – To be determined (call for rates) WORK: Support to DMTR decommissioning HOURS: 12 days on/4 days off – 10 hour days DURATION: Approximately 2 years – Starts July 2019 ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Experienced Health Physics […]

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Rolls-Royce vies for UK nuclear role

Rolls-Royce vies for UK nuclear role

Posted on: 22 January 2019

Rolls-Royce has confirmed it is in talks with Chinese state-run firm China General Nuclear (CGN) over providing essential systems for a new power station in the UK. Proposed design for Bradwell B The UK engineering company makes instrumentation and control systems for nuclear reactors. The plant will be based at Bradwell, on the River Blackwater […]

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