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?
NDA Inventory Manager, Martin James, outlines how international nuclear agencies are working together to report, for the first time, on global trends in how radioactive waste and spent fuels are managed.
As our Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018 are published, David Peattie, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, looks back over a year of progress and reflects on the learning that will transform the NDA into a stronger organisation, in the best possible shape to face challenges of the future.
Lucy Bailey is a chartered physicist working for Radioactive Waste Management, and it’s her job to show that a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) will not cause any harm to people or the environment. Geological disposal involves isolating and containing radioactive waste in sealed vaults and tunnels deep underground, between 200 m and 1000 m below the surface. This prevents radioactivity from ever reaching the surface in levels that could cause harm.
This blog post covers Dr Amy Shelton's experiences at RWM’s exhibition stand at the Big Bang Fair, over the last two days of the event.
Mae Jonathan Turner yn rhannu ei brofiadau o ymweliad â rhai o gyfleusterau gwastraff ymbelydrol Sweden. Yn dilyn hyn mae sesiwn gyfweld fer gyda Kaj Ahlbom, daearegwr sydd wedi bod yn rhan o’r rhaglen dewis ac archwilio safleoedd yn Sweden am 25 o flynyddoedd.
Jonathan Turner shares his experiences from a visit to some of Sweden’s radioactive waste facilities. This is followed by a short interview session with Kaj Ahlbom, a geologist who has been involved for 25 years in the Swedish site selection and site investigation programme.
Steven Carroll, Head of the programme to empty Sellafield’s oldest nuclear waste store, celebrates the completion of work to that could finally enable the highly radioactive contents to start being removed next year.
Bill Hamilton, NDA’s Head of Stakeholder Relations, shares the findings of a recent survey into what people think about the organisation and the nuclear clean-up progress.
David Peattie, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's recently appointed CEO, shares his thoughts on progress in cleaning up the UK's earliest nuclear sites, as the NDA publishes its annual report and accounts for 2016/17.