Historic moment for nuclear decommissioning

All hazardous materials have been removed from the Magnox nuclear site, including the reactor buildings being defuelled, decommissioned and covered in weatherproof cladding

Commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing ends at Sellafield site

It marks one of the final steps in Sellafield’s transformation towards becoming a site that is solely focused on decommissioning

Toshiba pulls out of UK nuclear power venture

It has decided to wind up its nuclear arm, NuGeneration, which planned to build the Moorside project

UK and Japanese nuclear agencies team up to share expertise

They have signed an agreement to build on the collaborative relationship to allow exchange of skills, knowledge, research, information and technology

UK consults on radioactive nuclear waste management strategy

It applies to 17 sites owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) across the country

Magnox to become a subsidiary of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

The private sector will be engaged through multiple smaller contracts rather than a single large parent body organisation

Robots battle in nuclear clean-up challenge

Five projects have been awarded a total of £8.5 million to develop robots that can tackle some of Sellafield’s most radioactive hotspots. The robots controlled by smart auto navigation systems made it through to the final stages from a shortlist of 15, each receiving up to £1.5 million to build prototype demonstrators for testing in a simulated […]

Decommissioning milestone at Oldbury nuclear site

The Oldbury nuclear site in Gloucestershire has reached a milestone in its decommissioning process. A total of 109 low level waste skips, the containers used to hold fuel elements once they were removed from the reactor, have now been taken out, processed and packaged for storage. Work at the site will now focus on removing […]

Sellafield chair to step down

Tony Fountain is to step down from his role as Chair of Sellafield. The company is responsible for the safe and secure operation and clean-up of the Sellafield nuclear site. Mr Fountain, who will chair his last Board at Sellafield later this month, has accepted an offer to become Chair at Essar Oil. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority […]

UK taxpayers face £100m bill over flawed nuclear deal

The UK Government has been forced to pay £100 million of taxpayers’ money to two US engineering firms after mishandling a nuclear decommissioning contract. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has also ordered an inquiry, led by former National Grid boss Steve Holliday, after a “flawed” tendering process for the £6.1 billion deal. The government’s […]