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

UK greenlights one of Sellafield nuclear site’s ‘biggest ever’ construction projects

The Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant will treat and store historic nuclear waste for at least 100 years

Sellafield nuclear site faces bullying and harassment allegations

Workers reportedly describe how racial, sexist and homophobic bullying had become routine

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority appoints new Sellafield chair

Tony Meggs will take up the post for a three-year term on 3rd May 2021, replacing Lorraine Baldry who has led the Sellafield Board since May 2018

Dounreay recycles metal waste from nuclear site

The trial confirmed recycling opportunities could exist for other waste metal items

Scottish £5m harbour upgrade to boost capacity for oil and gas vessels

The project is expected to create up to 50 new jobs and support the oil and gas and renewables industry

Work starts on making radioactive liquid at Dounreay safer

The liquid is being turned into a solid by mixing it with cement, ash and lime, with more than 30 drums to be initially filled with the waste

Robot helps clean-up Sellafield nuclear site

  A robot has been sent into Sellafield’s most hazardous nuclear waste store for the first time. Called ‘Avexis’, it will help dislodge and clear waste from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, which was built in the 1960s to store waste from the UK’s earliest nuclear reactors. The £10,000 remotely operated vehicle, developed by Cumbrian […]

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 […]

Scottish Government raises safety concerns at Dounreay nuclear site

Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has raised concerns over the decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear site. In a letter to Energy and Industry Minister Richard Harrington, she calls for “urgent action” to address a number of “environmental failings as well as safety concerns related to site management”. Last year, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency also […]