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's Director of Nuclear Operations, Alan Cumming, shares his views on safety and wellbeing after speaking recently at the NDA’s first ever Group Safety and Wellbeing event.
Whether you want to improve your project management skills or pursue it as a new career, the Project Academy for Sellafield can help. Sellafield Ltd's training manager for project delivery, Wes Robinson, explains why.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind Sellafield’s security fences? Or how the site evolved from a farm to a nuclear icon and one of the biggest environmental clean-up challenges in Europe? Sellafield Ltd’s head of corporate communications, Emma Law, takes you inside Sellafield.
Our mission is part of an international effort to deal with the legacy from the earliest days of the nuclear industry, so working with other countries is essential in sharing vital knowledge that helps us all reach our shared goal. The NDA’s Head of International Relations, John Mathieson, explains how bilateral agreements and visits from overseas experts, as well as exchange visits, support this global drive.
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.
NDA Technical Assurance Manager Darrell Morris joined international counterparts at WM Symposia 2018 to embrace the growing opportunities for using robots in nuclear decommissioning, and for adapting robotic technologies from other industries.
International Women’s Day shed focus on the strengths and achievements of women around the world. And to showcase women in the nuclear industry, Clare Fuller hears from two women: Dorothy Gradden OBE, who started her career more than 20 years ago, and Heather Patterson, who only began working in the industry last October. Together, they highlight the differences in the sector.
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.
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.