Archive for December, 2017

NIA UK | D-day as evaporator starts its mission

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Sellafield’s newest plant is up and running, supporting the site’s clean-up mission.

Evaporator D has been set to work reducing the volume of Sellafield’s most radioactive waste product – highly active liquor.

The £750m plant is the only evaporator on the site able to process high-level liquid waste created during the clean-out of the Sellafield’s reprocessing plants.

It acts like a giant kettle, reducing the volume of ...

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NIA UK | Nuclear and renewables combined give low carbon power boost in Scotland

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Official statistics published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show the vital role nuclear power plays in providing low carbon electricity in Scotland, with more than 80% of the electricity generated coming from nuclear and renewable sources.

The regional Electricity Generation and Supply Figures report shows that last year nuclear provided 42.8% of Scottish electricity, with renewables accounting for ...

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NIA UK | NIA welcomes design approval for the UK ABWR

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The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has welcomed confirmation from the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency that they have approved Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe’s UK ABWR reactor design.

Horizon Nuclear Power plan to use the technology at its first site at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales and its Oldbury site in Gloucestershire.

Combined the two stations will provide ...

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NIA UK | Civil nuclear’s £6.4 billion contribution to UK economy – new Oxford Economics study

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A new study released today shows that the UK’s civil nuclear sector contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year – equivalent to the aerospace manufacturing industry; and its 65,000 employees are part of one of the most productive workforces in the country.

The study, compiled by experts Oxford Economics, commissioned by the Nuclear Industry Association, shows this economic impact increases to ...

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