Dounreay nuclear site awards £22m waste storage contract

The Caithness plant is Scotland’s largest nuclear decommissioning project

Northern companies don’t waste any time making Sellafield containers

Firms from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria are building boxes to store radioactive materials from the site

Finnish firms join forces for safe management of Chinese radioactive waste

Around 20 new reactors are expected to be added in the East Asian country by 2020

UK consults on radioactive nuclear waste management strategy

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

Nuclear waste could be stored under national parks, say MPs

They believe the safe disposal of nuclear waste is more important than environmental concerns

MPs launch inquiry into nuclear waste disposal

They will examine the draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure’s objective and scope of the guidance for those considering applications

Wood Group wins French nuclear decommissioning work

An engineering and technical services firm has been awarded a waste recovery contract by the French Government’s nuclear agency. Wood Group will work to recover and package low-level radioactive waste from a storage silo at a major nuclear site in France at the request of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). It […]

World’s oldest nuclear waste store cut open

  The world’s oldest nuclear waste store has been cut open for the first time. Experts at the Sellafield site in Cumbria have cut the first hole in the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS), a locked vault which was never designed to be opened – which holds radioactive material dating from the 1950s. It is […]

Share of £3m on offer for nuclear clean-up innovators

A £3 million competition for bright ideas to clean up old nuclear power stations has been launched. Run by Innovate UK and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the initiative is initially focused on closing down the ageing Sellafield facility in Cumbria but winning ideas could be used to decommission other nuclear sites in the future. […]

Underwater robot finds nuclear waste in Fukushima

An underwater robot has revealed what is thought to be a pile of melted nuclear fuel inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said it was the first time it has been able to see inside certain areas of the plant since it was […]