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UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

UK researchers develop semi-automatic robots

Engineers at Lancaster University are developing computer systems for robots handling hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous - simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate.

Waste & Recycling 13 June 2019


Wood awarded Hinkley Point C services contract

Wood awarded Hinkley Point C services contract

Wood plc has been awarded a "multi-million dollar" contract by EDF Energy to provide engineering and technical services to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, UK.

Corporate 11 June 2019


Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Uranium enrichment company Urenco has today held a ceremony to mark the official opening of its Tails Management Facility at Capenhurst in the UK. The TMF will treat depleted uranium tails, a by-product of the enrichment process, by converting them from uranium hexafluoride into more chemically stable uranium oxide.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2019


UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

The nuclear industry, both in the UK and internationally, is "changing rapidly and is facing significant challenges", the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation says in its Strategic Framework for International Engagement to 2025.

Regulation & Safety 16 May 2019


Sellafield decommissioning partnerships announced 

Sellafield decommissioning partnerships announced 

Sellafield Ltd has awarded four 20-year contracts which together form the new Programme and Project Partnership. The company said it will work collaboratively with the four partners - Doosan Babcock Ltd, Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Wood plc - to deliver major projects in support of the site's 100-year decommissioning programme.

Corporate 09 May 2019


Huge move of HEU from UK to USA

Huge move of HEU from UK to USA

The USA and UK have conducted a transfer of some 700 kg of high enriched uranium (HEU) from Dounreay to the USA. The engineering firm, Wood, created specialist facilities for the air shipment.

Regulation & Safety 07 May 2019


UK generates usable electricity from americium

UK generates usable electricity from americium

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and University of Leicester have generated usable electricity from the chemical element americium in what it believes to be a global first. The achievement is seen as a step towards potential use of americium in so-called space batteries, which may mean future space missions can be powered for up to 400 years.

New Nuclear 03 May 2019


UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

The independent body set up to advise the UK government on climate change emissions targets has laid out a set of proposals to enable the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 02 May 2019


Dounreay decommissioning framework contracts awarded

Dounreay decommissioning framework contracts awarded

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited has awarded six framework contracts - potentially worth up to a combined GBP400 million (USD 518 million) - for decommissioning services at the Dounreay site in Scotland.

Waste & Recycling 24 April 2019


Nirab recommends GBP1 billion boost for innovation

Nirab recommends GBP1 billion boost for innovation

The UK’s Nuclear Innovation & Research Advisory Board has recommended that the government should consider investing up to GBP1 billion (USD1.3 billion) between 2021 and 2025 to boost the progress of innovation in the nuclear energy sector.

Nuclear Policies 11 April 2019