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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

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Restored UK nuclear site will train future engineers 04 March 2015

Decommissioned land adjacent to the Berkeley nuclear site is set to be transformed into a pioneering further education campus focused on science and engineering. South Gloucestershire and Stroud College will refurbish a range of historic nuclear facilities at the site, some formerly destined for demolition. They will be brought back to life as the centrepiece of the new development....

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NDA estimate of UK’s early nuclear site cleanup costs rises £20 billion in four years 23 February 2015

On February 11, the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) published its latest estimate of the ‘Nuclear Provision’, the best estimate of how much it will cost to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites over a 100 year plus programme. This is driven primarily by the costs of decommissioning, dismantling and demolishing the buildings, as well as managing and disposing of all waste....

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Consortium loses multi-billion pound Sellafield clean-up contract 12 January 2015

The UK government has stripped private consortium Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) of a £9bn contract to clean up the nuclear waste site at the Sellafield site in Cumbria. NMP, a consortium comprising US engineering group URS, British firm AMEC and French energy firm AREVA, has run the site for more than six years, and was granted a five-year extension in 2013. ...

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UK unveils new programme to develop underground nuclear waste repository 25 July 2014

On July 24 the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) published a new white paper, Implementing Geological Disposal, updating its policy for the long-term management of higher level radioactive wastes, including details of how it intends to work with interested communities to site a geological disposal facility (GDF)....

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Amec defends involvement with Sellafield and seeks nuclear clean-up extension 13 August 2013

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, AMEC chief executive Samir Brikho said he was “optimistic” of retaining the £22bn contract, despite admitting failings. The British company is part of the Nuclear Management Partners consortium with America’s URS and France’s Areva, which oversees the work at the UK’s biggest and most toxic nuclear site....

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UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says crucial milestones achieved in 2012/13 22 July 2013

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s 2012-2013 Annual Report and Accounts claims that “progress was generally good across the NDA's 19 licensed sites.”...

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NewsExtra: NDA 2013-16 business plan to concentrate on Sellafield 29 May 2013

The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has published its 2013-16 Business Plan, which sets out its delivery priorities over its 19-site estate. The NDA says it will spend a total of £3.2bn cleaning up Britain's nuclear legacy during the next financial year with 55% of the annual budget to be spent on reducing hazard at Sellafield; the NDA's number one priority....

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Sellafield clean-up cost reaches £67.5bn, according to parliamentary report 04 February 2013

The cost of cleaning up nuclear waste and decommissioning the Sellafield site in north-west England has now reached £67.5bn, according to a new report. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Commons said the authority dealing with the country's nuclear legacy had not been able to show what value it was getting for the taxpayer....

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Cumbria underground nuclear waste facility vetoed by County Council 31 January 2013

Despite votes in favour by Allerdale and Copeland District Councils, Cumbria County Council (CCC) has rejected continued cooperation with UK Government agencies into the possibility of siting an underground nuclear waste storage within its borders. This effectively kills proposals for the site to be situated in Cumbria, the only county so far willing to consider hosting the site....

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Dialogue opens for £7 billion UK nuclear sites contract 22 January 2013

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has confirmed that four global organisations are set to embark on the next phase of the competition to run 12 historic UK nuclear sites. The award of the £7 billion contract for ownership of Magnox Ltd and Research Sites Restoration Ltd (RSRL) represents one of the the country's largest public procurement exercises. ...