United Kingdom rss

UK's post-Brexit nuclear plans face scrutiny

Regulation and Safety

12 July 2018

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation until 14 September on draft regulations that aim to enable a domestic nuclear safeguards regime following the UK's withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) as part of its departure from the European Union.

Monitoring radioactive waste with muons

Waste and Recycling

05 July 2018

Muon Imaging System - 48Scientists in the UK have developed a technology that uses muons - cosmic particles - to detect and safely manage radioactive waste. The technology has already been demonstrated at the Sellafield nuclear site and is now being commercialised worldwide.

UK presents Sector Deal for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

28 June 2018

UK_Sector_Deal_(UKGovWales)-48The UK's nuclear industry has unanimously welcomed the Sector Deal, which Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark outlined at the nuclear-licensed Trawsfynydd site in North Wales. The document, which includes GBP200 million (USD262 million) in funding for the sector, was developed by the Nuclear Industry Council - whose membership is drawn from across energy, manufacturing, engineering, science and research - in partnership with the government.

Austrian case against Hinkley Point C aid rejected

New Nuclear

12 July 2018

Hinkley Point C CGI - 48The General Court of the European Union today dismissed a lawsuit filed by Austria, supported by Luxembourg, against the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK. The court said the Commission "did not err" in accepting the UK's stance that construction of the plant is in the British public's interest.

NDA to take over management of Magnox sites

Corporate

03 July 2018

Trawsfynydd (Magnox) 77x48Magnox Limited - operator of former Magnox nuclear power plant sites in the UK - will become a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) from September 2019. Last year, NDA decided to terminate its contract with Magnox Ltd for managing the sites.

Rolls-Royce and CTEC to integrate I&C expertise

Corporate

27 June 2018

RR-CTEC_signing_June2018-(Rolls-Royce)-48Rolls-Royce and CTEC have signed an agreement to provide instrumentation and control integrated solutions to the global nuclear market, the British engineering group announced yesterday. CTEC is a subsidiary of China General Power Corporation Limited that provides full-life-cycle and end-to-end digital I&C systems to nuclear power plants.