Five UK firms chosen to demonstrate innovative tech to tackle radioactive waste

They will work on a mixed pile of non-radioactive waste, with the aim of proving they can increase recycling rates, reduce the number of waste containers sent for disposal and reduce the hazard to people and the environment

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

UK researchers offered £1m to collaborate with Japan on civil nuclear energy

Proposals must address one of the following topics: radioactive waste treatment, robotic and autonomous systems for decommissioning, fuel debris materials and decommissioning technology

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

UK to return high-level nuclear waste to Germany

Preparations are underway for the first of the three shipments in late 2020

Cumbrian firm wins £30m Sellafield contract

TSP Engineering will provide containers that will transfer nuclear waste from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo to newly-built storage facilities on the Sellafield site

Sellafield’s Magnox reprocessing plant set to restart this week

The company said it carried out a temporary ‘ramping up’ of the plant to finish processing some spent fuel that had remained while it was shut down

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