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Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has provided NNB Genco Ltd with consent to commence pouring of concrete for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England.

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UK ratifies Generation IV International Forum agreement

The UK has ratified the Generation IV International Forum framework agreement for international collaboration on research and development of Generation IV nuclear energy systems, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced today.

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Reprocessing ceases at UK’s Thorp plant

Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.

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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.

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