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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.

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.

International assistance for Vietnamese regulator

Regulation and Safety

12 February 2015

The UK has agreed to extend the secondment of a senior nuclear inspector to Vietnam's Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety as part of their continued cooperation. Meanwhile, US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has agreed to cooperate in training for nuclear safety analysis while Russia will help promote nuclear energy in the country.

Organizations team up on UK nuclear skills

New Nuclear

19 February 2015

ECITB-NI Feb 2015 48A memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the development of a skilled workforce for the UK's nuclear power industry has been signed between the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board and the Nuclear Institute.

Hinkley Point C investment decision expected within months

New Nuclear

12 February 2015

EDF Energy expects to make a final investment decision on its Hinkley Point C project within months, the UK-based company announced in its financial report for 2014.

Sizewell B cleared for continued operation

Regulation and Safety

04 February 2015

Sizewell B - EDF Energy - 48The UK's only operating pressurized water reactor - Sizewell B - will be able to continue generating electricity until 2025 after the UK nuclear regulator approved the plant's latest periodic safety review.