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Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that.

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Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that.

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Registration opens for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning supply chain event

Registration opens for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning supply chain event

Registration is now open for the 8th Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Event, the largest of its kind in Europe, which will be held in Manchester on 1 November 2018.

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Government announces new standards for fire and rescue services

Government announces new standards for fire and rescue services

A new Fire Standards Board (FSB) will be overseeing and commissioning professional standards for fire and rescue services across England.

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Festive workers pledge £10k to good causes

Festive workers pledge £10k to good causes

Generous workers at Dounreay have pledged a staggering £10,000 to good causes in the run up to Christmas.

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Major contract to support next stage of Dounreay clean up

Major contract to support next stage of Dounreay clean up

Construction of a new facility to support the decommissioning of reactors and demolition of historic active laboratories are just two of Dounreay’s major projects expected to be delivered as part of a new framework agreement, potentially worth up to £400 million, which is being published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) today.

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Brakes are off as Dounreay reactor clean up moves forward

Brakes are off as Dounreay reactor clean up moves forward

Engineers at Dounreay have raided a scrap car and a kitchen can opener to help decommission one of the site’s reactors.

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Brakes are off as reactor clean up moves forward

Brakes are off as reactor clean up moves forward

The handbrake from a vintage 1968 Ford Cortina has been used in a piece of kit to help decommission a reactor at Dounreay.

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Footage shows Dounreay Fast Reactor element removal

Footage shows Dounreay Fast Reactor element removal

Footage showing the last few remaining radioactive fuel elements being removed available in a new film.

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Dounreay switches to drones

Dounreay switches to drones

Dounreay is using drones to carry out inspection work on buildings.

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Japanese delegation visits Dounreay

Japanese delegation visits Dounreay

Visitors from the Japanese Government and nuclear industry visited Dounreay earlier this week.

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Hitting PCM for Six

Hitting PCM for Six

The Plutonium Contaminated Materials (PCM) Decommissioning Programme at LLWR remains on course to be completed ahead of schedule in 2018 after another year of achievement from the team on site.

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Support for victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster

Support for victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster

Prime Minister Theresa May today promised a comprehensive package of support for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Statement on Grenfell Tower: 14 June 2017

Statement on Grenfell Tower: 14 June 2017

A Downing Street spokesperson gave a statement on the Grenfell Tower fire.

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New government guidelines will end the practice of boomerang bosses

New government guidelines will end the practice of boomerang bosses

New government guidelines will stop senior fire officers from being re-employed in the same or similar roles after they have retired.

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Sellafield team aid fire response

Sellafield team aid fire response

The Sellafield Fire and Rescue Service helped the Cumbria Fire Service in their response to a large fire in Haverigg.

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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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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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Home Secretary sets out radical fire and rescue reform programme

Home Secretary sets out radical fire and rescue reform programme

Reforms will make fire and rescue more efficient, more effective and more professional than ever before.

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Lydd Airport made permanent home of search and rescue helicopters in the south east

Lydd Airport made permanent home of search and rescue helicopters in the south east

Lydd Airport to be the permanent home of search and rescue helicopters in the south-east.

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First contract for new emergency services network awarded

First contract for new emergency services network awarded

Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd successfully bids for Lot 1 of Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme

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Malmö FF Celtic FC football game travel advice

Malmö FF Celtic FC football game travel advice

Travel advice for fans travelling to Malmö for the Malmö FF-Celtic FC football game on 25 August 2015

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Sharing technology and knowledge

Sharing technology and knowledge

We have been investigating the technologies and knowledge developed by radioactive waste management organisations in other countries.

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Scientists meet to discuss geological disposal

Scientists meet to discuss geological disposal

Scientists from across Europe will meet in London in November to discuss geological disposal of radioactive waste.

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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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National Geological Screening report

National Geological Screening report

A report on the recent meeting between the Independent Review Panel (IRP) and RWM has been compiled by the independent facilitators of the meeting, 3KQ.

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Derived inventory published

Derived inventory published

We have updated our estimates on types of radioactive waste materials needing geological disposal (the Derived Inventory)

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We need your help

We need your help

The launch of our later this year is part of our work in getting ready to engage with communities about geological disposal.

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Magnox hosts event for £170m collaborative procurement

Magnox hosts event for £170m collaborative procurement

Other government departments attended this event to look at joining NDA’s £170m shared procurement framework to save money for the tax-payer.

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Coordinated approach to record keeping

Coordinated approach to record keeping

We are leading an initiative to develop a common approach to record-keeping for all radioactive waste packages.

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Fire Minister pays tribute to fallen firefighters at national memorial service

Fire Minister pays tribute to fallen firefighters at national memorial service

Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered at a memorial service held at Carter Lane Gardens, St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Listening to stakeholders

Listening to stakeholders

Over the past 9 months, we have organised a number of events to explain the National Geological Screening exercise.

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National geological screening: meet the Independent Review Panel

National geological screening: meet the Independent Review Panel

Our discussions with the Independent Review Panel can be viewed online.

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Sharing knowledge internationally

Sharing knowledge internationally

We're sharing our expertise and knowledge to help other European countries develop their research plans for geological disposal.

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Draft National Geological Screening Guidance issued

Draft National Geological Screening Guidance issued

The document will form the basis for discussions with the Independent Review Panel (IRP) at a meeting in London on 23 June.

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The Independent Review Panel

The Independent Review Panel

Meeting the Independent Review Panel to discuss our draft National Geological Screening guidance document.

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Two Ebola vaccines are being tested in Liberia and Guinea

Two Ebola vaccines are being tested in Liberia and Guinea

Watch Professor Adrian Hill talk about the trials the Ebola vaccine went through at the Jenner Institute, Oxford University.

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Plenary meeting: 5th February 2015

Plenary meeting: 5th February 2015

CoRWM is holding a plenary meeting on Thursday, 5th February 2015 in London.

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Ebola case confirmed in Scotland

Ebola case confirmed in Scotland

The Scottish government confirms a case of Ebola in an individual who had travelled from Sierra Leone.

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Plenary meeting: 5 November 2014

Plenary meeting: 5 November 2014

CoRWM is holding a plenary meeting on Tuesday on 5th November 2014 in London.

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Sites for submarine dismantling consultations confirmed

Sites for submarine dismantling consultations confirmed

Five UK nuclear facilities have been confirmed as potential sites to store waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines.

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National Ebola exercise concludes

National Ebola exercise concludes

National exercise to test preparedness for Ebola in the UK as part of contingency planning concludes.

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Exercise to test preparedness for a case of Ebola in the UK

Exercise to test preparedness for a case of Ebola in the UK

National exercise takes place to test preparedness for Ebola in the UK as part of contingency planning.

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Government recruitment and jobs requiring security clearance

Government recruitment and jobs requiring security clearance

Government departments, suppliers and recruiters must follow a code of practice when recruiting for jobs requiring security clearances.

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Heightened coastal flood risk until Thursday

Heightened coastal flood risk until Thursday

High spring tides around the coasts from Monday (11 August) through to Thursday (14 August) bring a risk of wave overtopping and spray

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