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

Sellafield trials new system for mapping radioactive hotspots

It promises to transform the decommissioning of the redundant nuclear plant

Sellafield announces strategy to protect local economy as work nears completion

It aims to help secure inward investment and reduce the economic challenge of over-reliance on the local nuclear industry

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 […]