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 […]

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear site confirm strike

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site have confirmed they will go on strike this month. Members of the GMB union will walk out for 24 hours on 24th July in a dispute over pay. Sellafield previously said GMB members rejected its offer of an additional task-based payment equivalent to a 5% increase in basic pay […]

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear site to go on strike

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site are to go on strike for the first time in a dispute over pay. The announcement comes after more than 60 GMB union members voted for the strike as talks between the union and Sellafield Ltd “broke down”. GMB claims Sellafield made an offer, which had already been rejected […]