UK starts formal discussions to support new nuclear build in Wales

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is working with Welsh development firm Cwmni Egino on proposals for the siting of the nuclear plant at NDA’s site in Trawsfynydd, north Wales

New robotics and AI hub to support Sellafield nuclear decommissioning

The facility in Whitehaven, known as RAICo1, will be used by Sellafield Ltd, supply chain partners and academia to develop technologies needed for decommissioning

New £1.6m simulator to ‘transform’ decommissioning in the North Sea

The suite can undertake detailed marine technology and operational simulations as well as complex data modelling and visualisation

Robot dog could soon be sniffing out hazards at Sellafield nuclear site

Sellafield Ltd held a three-day trial of Spot, the mobile robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics, at the Calder Hall nuclear power station which is currently being decommissioned

Vattenfall awards contract to dismantle Ringhals 1 and 2 nuclear reactor tanks

Ringhals 1 was shut down on 31st December 2020 after nearly 45 years of power operation while Ringhals 2 was taken out of service a year prior to that

UK researchers offered £1m to collaborate with Japan on civil nuclear energy

Proposals must address one of the following topics: radioactive waste treatment, robotic and autonomous systems for decommissioning, fuel debris materials and decommissioning technology

New nuclear storage solution ‘could save UK £2bn in decommissioning costs’

It has the capacity to store 63 fuel cans in one rack, triple the number of fuel cans that can be held in one underwater storage container

Oceanic Pintail: UK’s longest serving nuclear vessel makes final journey

It set sail from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria last week to be recycled in Scotland

Contract worth £7.5m awarded for world’s deepest nuclear clean-up

Nuvia and its partner Graham Construction will provide advanced transition works at the 65-metre deep shaft and silo at the Dounreay nuclear site

Dounreay nuclear energy site unusable for other purposes until 2333

That’s the suggestion made in a new report from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which forecasts the land at the 148-acre site will be completely ‘dedesignated’ or reused in 313 years