Recycling firm wins Sellafield metal contract

A recycling company has won a contract to recycle metal from the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning facility. ‘Recycling Lives’ has opened a new scrap buying and processing depot in Workington, West Cumbria, where it is offering a range of new jobs and training opportunities to local people. The facility has brought an empty site back into […]

US-UK nuclear cleanup deal extended to 2022

A nuclear cleanup agreement between the US and UK has been extended for another five years. The Statement of Intent (SOI), signed between the government organisations responsible for nuclear waste management and decommissioning in both countries, will now run through to March 2022. The commitment to collaboration between the US Department of Energy (DOE), the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the UK National […]

Higher radiation levels detected at Sellafield

Staff at Sellafield nuclear waste processing plant have been told not to come to work unless they are “essential” after higher radiation levels were detected at the site. The West Cumbrian site processes used nuclear fuel from closed power plants in the UK as well as “spent” fuel from abroad. Sellafield said the reduced manning […]