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Magnox and RSRL to merge


02 March 2015

The UK's Magnox Limited and Research Sites Restoration Limited (RSRL) are being merged into a single site licence company as part of changes being introduced by the new parent body organization Cavendish Fluor Partnership.

Liquid waste removal progress at Sellafield silos

Waste and Recycling

20 February 2015

Magnox Swarf Storage Silo 48The removal of two million litres of liquid radioactive waste from silos used to store swarf waste from Magnox fuel reprocessing at the UK's Sellafield site marks a significant hazard reduction milestone, according to Sellafield Ltd.

IAEA team sees improvements at Fukushima Daiichi

Regulation and Safety

18 February 2015

IAEA team at Fukushima Daiichi 4 48Significant tasks have been completed in the clean-up and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded. However, it says many challenging issues remain.

Funding for waste-handling robotics development

New Nuclear

25 February 2015

A project to develop new robotic techniques for use in the autonomous handling of radioactive wastes is among those recently selected for funding by the European Commission.

UK Magnox site declared fuel free

Waste and Recycling

18 February 2015

Pond_inspection_Sizewell_A_(Magnox)_48UK regulators have confirmed that Sizewell A is completely fuel free. The decommissioning milestone marks the removal of 99% of the radioactive hazard from the former Magnox nuclear power station.

Russia develops mobile unit for low-level waste processing

Waste and Recycling

17 February 2015

Mobile LLW processing unit 48Russia's Atomenergomash has developed a unique mobile facility for processing low-level waste.