nuclear decommissioning News

  • Filtration Systems for Nuclear Decommissioning

    Porvair Filtration Group is a specialist supplier of clean-up filtration systems for nuclear decommissioning and decontamination. As processes are developed to deal with nuclear legacy waste and strict legislation defines storage conditions, Porvair has developed solutions to meet increasingly complex filtration problems associated with decommissioning and decontamination ...


    By Porvair Filtration Group

  • Appointment of new Chair to the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

    Business Secretary John Hutton today announced the appointment of Stephen Henwood as the new Chair of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The appointment will take effect from 1 March 2008. Mr Hutton said: 'This is a significant appointment and I am confident that Stephen Henwood's extensive commercial and financial experience will be invaluable in the next critical phases of the NDA's ...


  • Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference, Manchester, UK

    “The Government are funding the largest ever amount of expenditure on the UK civil nuclear clear-up programme.” Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Minister of State, DECC It is estimated that over £70 billion will be spent decommissioning civil nuclear sites Due to the success of our Nuclear New Build conference in January there is a new conference launch for the nuclear sector from C5. We have ...


    By C5 Communications Limited

  • Contingent liability: indemnification by the nuclear decommissioning authority

    The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is responsible for the decommissioning and clean-up of the United Kingdom’s civil public nuclear legacy sites, using competition for contracts to bring in world class expertise to enhance innovation, improve clean-up and deliver value for money. The NDA’s competition to choose a new Parent Body Organisation (PBO) to take ownership of Magnox ...

  • Appointment of non-executive directors to the board of the nuclear decommissioning authority

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Mike O'Brien today announced the appointment of four non-executive directors to the Board of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The successful candidates are Janette Brown, Patrick Dixon, David Owens and Alistair Wivell. Welcoming the appointments, Mike O'Brien said: 'Cleaning up the UK's nuclear legacy cost effectively is a top priority for the ...


  • UK nuclear waste repository will save GBP 100m, says decommissioning body

    An historic milestone in the UK's civil nuclear industry was achieved last week when the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority awarded the contract for the management and operation of the Low Level Waste Repository, near Drigg in West Cumbria, to UK Nuclear Waste Management Ltd (UKNWM) – the consortium led by URS Corporation - Washington Division and including Studsvik, Areva and Serco Assurance. The ...

  • Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia to get more aid to decommission nuclear plants

    EU financial aid to help Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia to complete the decommissioning of the Kozloduy, Ignalina and Bohunice nuclear power plants in the next EU budget period (2014-2020) was approved by MEPs on Tuesday. These power plants are "too dated and could not be cost-effectively upgraded to meet the minimum required safety standards" says rapporteur Giles Chichester (ECR, UK). The new ...


    By European Parliament

  • Funded Decommissioning Programmes guidance - consultation on regulations

    The Government today launched a six-week consultation on plans to amend the technical regulations that support the provisions in the Energy Act 2008 on decommissioning and clean-up of nuclear sites. The Government legislated in the Energy Act 2008 to ensure that operators of new nuclear power stations will have secure ...

  • Tetronics Supports Sellafield with Nuclear Decommissioning Research – Potentially Delivering Significant Economic Benefit to the UK

    Tetronics has been commissioned to run trials for Sellafield Ltd using its plasma technology to convert a simulated Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) into a stabilised form with a considerable level of volume reduction. Tetronics Ltd., a global leader in the supply of Direct Current (DC) plasma waste recovery plants for the treatment of hazardous waste and metal recovery, today announced that it has ...

  • Charles Hendry Written Ministerial Statement: Publication of new nuclear waste and decommissioning financing

    Written Ministerial Statement by Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy I have today laid before Parliament Funded Decommissioning Programme (FDP) Guidance for prospective operators of New Nuclear Power Stations, together with the Government Response to the December 2010 consultation on draft FDP Guidance and a Waste Transfer Pricing Methodology for the disposal of higher ...

  • Workshop `Radiological characterisation for decommissioning`, Studsvik, Sweden 17-19 April 2012

    Workshop "Radiological characterisation for decommissioning", Studsvik, Sweden 17-19 April 2012 Geovariances’ consultant is to present "Data Analysis for Radiological Characterisation: Geostatistical and Statistical Complementarity". The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), in co-operation with Studsvik Nuclear AB, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste ...


    By Geovariances

  • Five-Year Technology Development Strategic Plan Targets EM’s Decommissioning Challenges

    Leaders from EM headquarters and field offices and the UK’s Sellafield nuclear site gathered recently to discuss developing technologies needed to address decommissioning challenges across the Cold War cleanup program. Staff from EM’s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Innovation and the UK`s nuclear legacy

    Sellafield is responsible for safely delivering nuclear decommissioning, waste management and commercial operations. In order to fulfil this role, Sellafield is constantly seeking innovative means to progress decommissioning and clean-up, deliver high hazard reduction and encourage high standards in health, safety, security and environmental performance. Drums of intermediate-level nuclear ...

  • Nuclear safety in EU gets strong boost by commitment of nuclear regulators

    Nuclear safety regulators from all 27 EU Member States have reached agreement on steps to further strengthen nuclear safety, radioactive waste management and decommissioning arrangements in EU. These areas are under the jurisdiction of individual countries and as part of their continuous self improvement drive they are seeking better ways to learn from each other. At the meeting of the European ...


    By European Commission

  • Government consults on nuclear waste policy

    Decommissioning Dounreay generates a variety of different wastes that need to be managed carefully to protect the public and environment from harm. Some of this waste is radioactive. The most hazardous form of radioactive waste generated at Dounreay is known as intermediate-level waste and comes from a variety of redundant plant such as nuclear reactors, fuel reprocessing and laboratories. A key ...

  • Nuclear safety´s long horizon

    Potential newcomers to the world of nuclear electricity production got close to the attention this week in India. An international conference in Mumbai on topical nuclear safety issues will help them focus on what IAEA experts describe as 'a hundred year horizon'. 'Many new entrants are embarking on nuclear power,' points out Mamdouh El-Shanawany, Head of the IAEA´s Safety Assessment Section. 'It ...

  • Russia`s preparedness for a nuclear accident

    The IAEA has conducted a review of Russia´s preparedness to respond to a radiation emergency in the country´s northwest Murmansk province. The area is of particular concern with regards to environmental challenges posed by an aging fleet of Soviet-era nuclear submarines, stored nuclear waste, and planned decommissioning and dismantlement work. The Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) exercise ...

  • New UK nuclear funding watchdog ready to go

    The line-up of the board of the Government’s watchdog to oversee the decommissioning and waste disposal funding arrangements has been completed. The Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board (NLFAB) will scrutinise the financing plans for the decommissioning and cleanup of nuclear waste from new nuclear power stations. This is in line with the Government’s commitment that the taxpayer will ...


  • Reappointment of the Chair of the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board

    Lady Janet Balfour of Burleigh has been reappointed as Chair of the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board (NLFAB) for a second term of office. The role of the NLFAB is to ensure that operators of new nuclear power stations make robust financial arrangements to meet the full costs of decommissioning and their full share of waste management and disposal costs. Charles Hendry, Minister ...

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