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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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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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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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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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Ebola risk remains low in England: surveillance and support continues

Ebola risk remains low in England: surveillance and support continues

PHE is monitoring the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD, Ebola) outbreak in West Africa. The risk to the UK remains very low.

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Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) to host public meeting and hold a plenary in Anglesey

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) to host public meeting and hold a plenary in Anglesey

Following two successful public meetings so far this year in Cumbria and Caithness, CoRWM will be hosting a public meeting in Anglesey in September, when it visits the Magnox Power Station at Wylfa.

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Committee on Radioactive Waste Management Visit Dounreay

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management Visit Dounreay

Earlier this month, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) visited the Dounreay site to receive an update on the treatment and storage of higher activity radioactive wastes at the nuclear site.

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'How to train your family'

'How to train your family'

Fire Services Minister Penny Mordaunt welcomes unique collaboration between award-winning Fire Kills campaign and DreamWorks’ 'How to train your dragon 2'

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Future plans for Dalgety Bay

Future plans for Dalgety Bay

MOD has published a report setting out plans to manage radium contamination at Dalgety Bay in Fife.

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DIO supports emergency response rehearsal

DIO supports emergency response rehearsal

Emergency services have practised dealing with the aftermath of a fatal helicopter accident on a Norfolk military training area.

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PHE provides MERS warning posters to airports

PHE provides MERS warning posters to airports

Posters featuring advice for travellers to and from the Middle East have been distributed to UK airports and airlines.

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Pleasure vessel capsizes at Bideford

Pleasure vessel capsizes at Bideford

2 men were recovered from the water this morning after their upturned boat was spotted near Bideford Bar

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Nuclear Security Summit 2014

Nuclear Security Summit 2014

David Cameron is attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.

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PM announces details of flood support packages

PM announces details of flood support packages

Details of new funding schemes for homeowners and businesses in flood hit areas have been announced today by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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