Reprocessing ceases at UK’s Thorp plant

Reprocessing ceases at UK’s Thorp plant

Built at a cost of GBP1.8 billion (USD2.3 billion), the Thorp facility opened in 1994 and has since processed 9331 tonnes of used nuclear fuel from 30 customers in nine countries around the world.  In doing so, it has generated an estimated GBP9 billion in revenue. It...
Toshiba to pull out of UK nuclear power project

Toshiba to pull out of UK nuclear power project

Plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria have been scrapped. The Japanese conglomerate Toshiba announced it was winding up the UK unit behind the project.  Toshiba said it would take a 18.8bn Japanese yen (£125m) hit from closing its NuGeneration...
Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Equipment contaminated with plutonium from the manufacturing of fuel for deep space missions has been removed from the 235-F building at the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, marking a milestone in reducing risk at the South Carolina facility. The...
What does the UK’s nuclear future look like?

What does the UK’s nuclear future look like?

By Chris Mason Political correspondent, BBC News Six months out from Brexit, how are those involved with the UK’s nuclear sector viewing the prospect? The area around the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria is the heartland of the UK’s nuclear industry. It...
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