Work has begun to tackle Sellafield’s most hazardous radioactive material

The highly radioactive ‘liquor’ has been in storage for several decades

‘Sellafield cleanup could overspend by £913m’

The National Audit Office says the site is still facing continued delays

Sellafield faces prosecution after worker contamination at radioactive nuclear site

The charges relate to an incident on 5th February 2017 at a facility that handles special nuclear materials

Nuclear smart system producer to open new UK site

A producer of automated handling systems is to open a new facility in Cumbria as a part of a long-term investment in the UK. PaR Systems aims to open the site this year and has recently agreed to an extended framework agreement supporting nuclear decommissioning at Sellafield. The firm says the new facility will give […]

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 […]

Sellafield clean-up completes first stage

One of the largest hazard reduction projects ever undertaken at the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site has finished its preliminary stages. This involved six car-size holes being cut in the site’s oldest radioactive waste storage facility, followed by airtight doors being installed in preparation for its robotic clean-out. The milestone means Sellafield and its supply chain […]

Sellafield firefighters announce fresh strike in pay dispute

The Sellafield nuclear site will be hit by fresh industrial action as firefighters have announced another strike this week. Around 3,000 members of the GMB union will stage a third 12-hour strike this Thursday, 30th November, from 6am to 6pm in a dispute over pay. The union claims firefighters’ job has been re-evaluated by three […]

Two UK firms win £6m Sellafield contract

Two companies in the UK have won a share of a multi-million pound contract at Sellafield. TSP Engineering and Cavendish Nuclear will supply containers for decommissioning the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS). The 50-tonne containers will be used to move radioactive materials from the MSSS to newly constructed treatment and storage facilities on the site. […]

Sellafield nuclear workers plan second strike

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear site are planning a second day of strike action in a row over pay. The Unite union, which represents more than 1,100 workers at the Cumbria plant, said employees are preparing to go on strike again on 22nd November. The dispute centres around the 1.5% pay offer by Sellafield, which […]

Sellafield accused of intimidation ahead of firefighters’ strike

The management at Sellafield has been accused of intimidation by the GMB union ahead of the second firefighters strike today. Firefighters working at the nuclear site are walking out between 6am and 6.30pm in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. It follows a previous walkout on Tuesday this week. GMB alleges members have been […]