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UK site investigations nearing completion

New Nuclear

26 September 2016

Fugro_seismic_studies_Moorside_(Fugro)-48Extensive geotechnical and geophysical site characterization at the Moorside site in West Cumbria, UK, will be mostly complete by the end of the year, according to geotechnical survey specialists Fugro. The campaign has included onshore and offshore geological investigations.

UK new nuclear developers pay tribute to EDF

New Nuclear

19 September 2016

Vincent_de_Rivaz_Sym2016_(WNA)-48The UK government's approval of EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C project has "blazed the trail" for other nuclear new build developers at home and abroad, delegates at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium heard last week.

UK government gives go-ahead for Hinkley Point C

New Nuclear

15 September 2016

Hinkley Point C CGI - 48The UK government today announced its approval for the construction of two EPR reactors at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset after reaching a new agreement in principle with EDF. However, it has imposed certain conditions for foreign investment in future British nuclear power plant projects.

Clean-up completed at Bradwell ponds

Waste and Recycling

20 September 2016

Bradwell_pond_cleaning_(Magnox)-48Magnox Ltd has announced the successful decontamination of ponds used to store used nuclear fuel at the former Bradwell nuclear power plant in Essex, England.

Record 940 days of continuous operation for Heysham unit

Corporate

16 September 2016

Heysham 2 world record run - 48Unit 2 of the UK's Heysham II nuclear power plant was taken offline today for a scheduled maintenance and inspection outage, setting a new world record for the uninterrupted operation of a commercial power reactor. The achievement was announced by Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium in London.

UK civil nuclear job count rises by 2000

Corporate

14 September 2016

More high quality, high skilled jobs are being created by the UK's civil nuclear industry, new statistics from the Nuclear Industry Association show. Some 65,791 people are now working in the sector, an increase of more than 2000 on last year.