We have been reprocessing used nuclear fuel at Sellafield for decades, first in the First Generation Reprocessing Plant, then the Magnox Reprocessing Plant and, since the 1990s, in the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp). But what exactly is reprocessing?
Martin Leafe, Director, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd, explains how, over the next four years, the commercial reprocessing of spent fuel will end, and the site will move to full-scale decommissioning, remediation and waste management. This important change of focus is one of the milestones outlined in the draft NDA Business Plan.
John Clarke, NDA CEO, introduces the plan for the next 3 years of work to clean up 17 of the UK's earliest nuclear sites. He encourages people to understand the complexities of this task that is likely to endure for decades, involving thousands of workers across the UK who will accelerate work wherever safely possible.
Beth Ripper, National Waste Inventory Manager at the NDA, puts the spotlight on waste data and invites your thoughts on how to improve the presentation of radioactive waste information.
Mark Jervis, Managing Director of International Nuclear Services (INS), describes how the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS 2016) will bring more than 50 heads of state and four international organisations together to discuss intergovernmental policies in global nuclear security. The Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS 2016), an official side event of NSS 16, will attract nuclear industry leaders from around the world to address the future use of nuclear technology, cybersecurity and securing nuclear materials. Here Mark explains the key role INS has played in delivering commitments at previous summits.
NDA's Head of Integrated Waste Management, James McKinney, seeks views on the proposal for a single radioactive waste strategy. He also asks for feedback on NDA’s waste management principles described in its draft revised strategy for consultation.