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UK and US continue collaborative nuclear agreement

UK and US continue collaborative nuclear agreement

The 10-year-old trilateral Statement of Intent (SOI) between US and UK government organisations responsible for nuclear clean-up was recently renewed for a further 5 years.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority appoints David Peattie as Chief Executive Officer

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority appoints David Peattie as Chief Executive Officer

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced the appointment of David Peattie as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Installed: the machine set to clean up Sellafield’s most hazardous building

Installed: the machine set to clean up Sellafield’s most hazardous building

A 350-tonne machine has been installed at Sellafield to tackle one of the world’s most challenging nuclear clean-up jobs.

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Doors open at unique nuclear archive

Doors open at unique nuclear archive

A unique new archive, funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, has today opened its doors to the public for the first time, bringing together historical nuclear records from all over the UK.

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Harwell nuclear site in Oxfordshire reaches platinum jubilee

Harwell nuclear site in Oxfordshire reaches platinum jubilee

Celebrations are taking place at our Harwell site this festive season as the former research centre, birthplace of the UK nuclear industry, reaches the grand old age of 70.

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Radioactive sludge removed from Sellafield pond for first time

Radioactive sludge removed from Sellafield pond for first time

Radioactive sludge has been transferred out of the world’s oldest nuclear fuel pond for the very first time, marking a historic achievement in the decades-long programme to clean up Sellafield.

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Lifetime honour for NDA Chief Executive John Clarke

Lifetime honour for NDA Chief Executive John Clarke

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Chief Executive John Clarke has been given a lifetime achievement award for services to the nuclear industry.

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Launch of National Nuclear Skills Strategic Plan unites sector on skills as it embarks upon renaissance

Launch of National Nuclear Skills Strategic Plan unites sector on skills as it embarks upon renaissance

NDA welcomes the launch of the Nuclear Skills Strategic Plan to ensure UK nuclear employers, including the supply chain, can recruit skilled people at the required rate to meet the sector’s ambitious forward programme.

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Work underway to remove nuclear reactor core in Dorset

Work underway to remove nuclear reactor core in Dorset

Magnox Ltd has begun work on the final piece of the decommissioning jigsaw at the former Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor (SGHWR) on the Winfrith site in Dorset.

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Supplier awards shortlist announced

Supplier awards shortlist announced

The NDA has announced the names of the businesses and organisations which have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 Supply Chain Awards.

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Divers clean up ponds at nuclear site in Kent

Divers clean up ponds at nuclear site in Kent

For the first time in the UK, divers are being used to clean up former cooling ponds in a safe, environmentally beneficial way.

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Sign up now for last places at nuclear decommissioning event

Sign up now for last places at nuclear decommissioning event

Visitor numbers for the 2016 NDA Estate Supply Chain Event have now reached more than 1400. A few hundred places remain for those who have yet to register.

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Decontamination milestone reached at Bradwell

Decontamination milestone reached at Bradwell

The NDA welcomes Magnox Ltd's successful decontamination of more than 10,000 square metres of walls, floors and ceilings at the site of a former nuclear power station in Essex.

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John Manzoni is to support nuclear decommissioning event

John Manzoni is to support nuclear decommissioning event

The number of delegates registering for November’s NDA Estate Supply Chain Event at Manchester is heading towards the 1,000 figure.

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Japanese Ambassador to the UK visits Dounreay

Japanese Ambassador to the UK visits Dounreay

NDA welcomed the opportunity to share decommissioning progress at its most northern site with the Japanese Ambassador to the UK.

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NDA and Sellafield Ltd statement on Panorama

NDA and Sellafield Ltd statement on Panorama

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd have issued a joint statement in response to this evening's Panorama broadcast.

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Safety at Sellafield is gold standard

Safety at Sellafield is gold standard

Sellafield Ltd has recorded one of its best-ever performances in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2016 awards.

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Safety at Sellafield is gold standard

Safety at Sellafield is gold standard

Sellafield Ltd has recorded one of its best-ever performances in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2016 awards.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Chief Executive Officer to retire

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Chief Executive Officer to retire

The Chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Stephen Henwood, has today announced that its Chief Executive, John Clarke, is to retire in the course of the next year.

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Planning approval secured for extra vaults at Low Level Waste Repository

Planning approval secured for extra vaults at Low Level Waste Repository

Planners in Cumbria have given the go-ahead for two new vaults at the UK’s Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR), along with an extension to a third vault.

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Bradwell: first Magnox site to decontaminate underground vaults

Bradwell: first Magnox site to decontaminate underground vaults

Magnox Ltd completes a project that represents a significant reduction in the radiological risk at the Bradwell nuclear site in Essex.

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New weather envelope completed at Bradwell, Essex

New weather envelope completed at Bradwell, Essex

An aluminium weather envelope has been built around Bradwell’s two reactor structures in preparation for an 80 year care and maintenance period.

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Work under way on £39m nuclear training centre

Work under way on £39m nuclear training centre

Construction of a new £39m training facility for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) has begun today in west Cumbria.

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Work underway on £39m nuclear training centre

Work underway on £39m nuclear training centre

Construction of a new £39m training facility for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) began on Monday 16 May in West Cumbria.

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£12 million contracts support nuclear decommissioning research

£12 million contracts support nuclear decommissioning research

R&D framework contracts worth up to £12 million awarded to a series of consortia, as NDA seeks innovative solutions to technical challenges.

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Sellafield: a new chapter

Sellafield: a new chapter

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield Ltd will start to write a new chapter in the history of the Sellafield site from today.

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Nuclear clean up milestone makes Sellafield safer

Nuclear clean up milestone makes Sellafield safer

Sellafield Ltd achieves the “most significant stride ever” in their clean-up mission. The entire bulk stocks of historic nuclear fuel are now removed from one of the site’s oldest ponds.

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£500,000 nuclear boost for new fund supporting innovative energy projects

£500,000 nuclear boost for new fund supporting innovative energy projects

NDA is contributing £500k to £1.5 million initiative to encourage smaller businesses to find new ways of solving some of the energy industry’s technical challenges.

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NDA announces new chair for Sellafield Ltd board

NDA announces new chair for Sellafield Ltd board

Tony Fountain will become the new chair for Sellafield Ltd.

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Last fuel leaves Oldbury site

Last fuel leaves Oldbury site

Magnox Ltd has dispatched its final flask of fuel from Oldbury for reprocessing at Sellafield in Cumbria, completing the site’s programme of defuelling and removing 99 per cent of the radioactive hazard from the site.

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Input sought on draft strategy and business plan

Input sought on draft strategy and business plan

The NDA has published its draft strategy and business plan documents for formal consultation.

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Wylfa closes after almost 45 years

Wylfa closes after almost 45 years

Wylfa, the last Magnox power station in the world, closed today after generating electricity for 5 years longer than originally planned.

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Contract opportunities for research organisations

Contract opportunities for research organisations

We have launched the process to re-compete its Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) framework contracts.

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Special delivery at Sellafield to aid clean up

Special delivery at Sellafield to aid clean up

One of the UK’s most hazardous buildings at Sellafield is closer to being cleaned up after delivery of a huge piece of decommissioning kit.

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Nuclear supply chain event goes from strength to strength

Nuclear supply chain event goes from strength to strength

The 2015 NDA Estate Supply Chain Event was informally voted a huge success. The event included announcement of the winners of this year’s prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards.

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Low Level Waste Repository achieves major milestone

Low Level Waste Repository achieves major milestone

LLW Repository Ltd has submitted a far-reaching planning application which, if successful, will ensure the future of its site until 2050.

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Sellafield clean up reaches crucial milestone

Sellafield clean up reaches crucial milestone

One of the biggest tasks in the clean-up of Sellafield is half way to completion.

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5 years of grant giving in Cumbria

5 years of grant giving in Cumbria

Copeland Community Fund (CCF) celebrates the achievements of their £11.5m investment in local projects over the past 5 years.

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Research breakthrough to accelerate Sellafield decommissioning

Research breakthrough to accelerate Sellafield decommissioning

A breakthrough in the management of nuclear waste is set to accelerate progress at Sellafield and save hundreds of millions of pounds.

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Oldbury nuclear reactors emptied of fuel

Oldbury nuclear reactors emptied of fuel

Oldbury nuclear power station has removed the last fuel from its reactors, marking the end of an era for the site.

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Find out about research contracts

Find out about research contracts

We are holding a supplier information day in Cumbria for organisations interested in supporting the NDA’s Direct Research Portfolio (DRP).

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NDA Chief Executive's focus on safety

NDA Chief Executive's focus on safety

Dounreay hosts visit from NDA senior executives.

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Deadline looms for award entries

Deadline looms for award entries

Less than a month remains for businesses to submit an entry for the prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2015.

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Fuel emptied from Oldbury's first reactor

Fuel emptied from Oldbury's first reactor

The first of Oldbury's two reactors has now been emptied of fuel, the site has announced.

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Museums to share historic control room

Museums to share historic control room

The story of Dounreay’s Fast Reactor will be shared with millions of museum visitors after its control room was donated to two internationally renowned collections.

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