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Waste emplacement begins at Dounreay disposal vaults

Waste and Recycling

19 May 2015

Dounreay LLW vault internal 48The first two vaults of the new low-level waste disposal facility at the UK's Dounreay site has begun accepting waste. Up to four additional vaults could be constructed at the facility.

Contract for Sellafield silo waste storage boxes

Waste and Recycling

12 May 2015

Metalcraft will supply 2200 high-integrity stainless steel storage boxes to store historic radioactive waste retrieved from a silo at the UK's Sellafield site. The contract is worth up to £50 million ($78 million).

Mini subs retrieve Sellafield isotope gear

Waste and Recycling

23 April 2015

Cobalt cartridge recovery at Sellafield - 48Miniature submarines are being used to recover cobalt cartridges dating back to the 1950s from storage ponds at the UK's Sellafield site. The cartridges were used for producing isotopes for medical and industrial applications.

Tata Steel set for Sellafield contract


18 May 2015

Tata Steel is set to be awarded a £20 million ($31 million) contract for the provision of 'packages and gamma gates' for decommissioning operations at the UK's Sellafield site.

UK collaboration to promote nuclear careers

New Nuclear

29 April 2015

NI, NSAN and IChemE agreement - April 2015 (Anna Saverimuttu)Three nuclear skills-related organization - the Nuclear Institute, National Skills Academy Nuclear and the Institution of Chemical Engineers - have teamed up to promote careers in the UK's nuclear energy industry.

Job cuts as final decision on Hinkley Point C remains


09 April 2015

Hinkley Point C groundwork 48EDF Energy says it has almost completed early site preparation works for the planned Hinkley Point C project. However, pending a final investment decision, some 400 jobs at the site are at risk.