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NIA UK | New figures show 65,000 jobs boost from UK nuclear

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The UK’s nuclear new build programme has the potential to almost double the number of jobs across the civil nuclear sector as the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) releases its 2017 employment total.

The new figures, released today at the NIA’s sixth Nuclear New Build Conference, show where the 65,000 people employed across the UK’s civil nuclear sector are working, highlighting the important economic ...

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NIA UK | NIA comment on Nuclear Safeguards Bill

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Commenting on the announcement of a Bill on nuclear safeguards in the Queen’s Speech, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, Tom Greatrex, said:

“Laying a Nuclear Safeguards Bill before Parliament may be a necessary legislative step to enabling the Office for Nuclear Regulation to take on safeguarding inspection responsibilities if the UK ceases to be part of Euratom. However, Government should not ...

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NIA UK | Bradwell completes FED treatment programme

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The site of the former Bradwell nuclear power station has now successfully dealt with all of its Fuel Element Debris (FED) waste – a major source of intermediate level radioactive waste at the Essex site. This is an important step towards its planned closure, as part of the NDA’s mission to clean up and decommission the UK’s earliest nuclear sites.

Innovative techniques and ...

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NIA UK | NDA launches major nuclear decommissioning industry event

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The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has launched its 2017 Supply Chain Event on Thursday, November 2 – the largest of its kind in Europe.

The seventh annual event, held at EventCity in Manchester, is aimed at suppliers of all sizes that can provide the best possible solutions for nuclear decommissioning in the UK and abroad.

A highlight of the event will be the NDA Estate ...

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NIA UK | Amec Foster Wheeler forms alliance to test equipment for nuclear safety

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Amec Foster Wheeler has formed an alliance with Element Materials Technology, Tecnatom and TUV Rheinland to offer Equipment Qualification (EQ) and Materials Qualification (MQ) services for nuclear sites in the UK and Europe.

Together the four companies, which individually already support many power plants and other nuclear licensed sites around the world, have formed the EQ Services Alliance (EQSA) so that customers can ...

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May Newsletter No224

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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTMINSTER FRONT

The nation’s politicians had lots to say about lots of things, including each other, as the General Election campaigns got under way this month but there was hardly a word about nuclear energy. The need for a nuclear new build programme and how it was to be financed – one of the most important economic, industrial and social issues facing us – was actually ignored by the Conservatives, who have previously been the most supportive ...

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NIA UK | Latest Wylfa Newydd power station plans published for consultation

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People across North Wales are being asked to give their views on the latest proposals for Wylfa Newydd, a new multi-billion pound power station on Anglesey.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s third formal consultation starts today, 24 May, and finishes on 22 June, giving people the chance to have their say on updates to the project.

The company is presenting a more compact power station design. ...

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NIA UK | Tom Samson briefs Cumbrian stakeholders on NuGen’s Strategic Review

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NuGen’s CEO Tom Samson held a series of meetings with elected representatives and technical and special interest groups in Cumbria to discuss the company’s current transitional phase.

Following recent news on challenges to NuGen’s Moorside project due to shareholder and reactor vendor issues, NuGen initiated a series of face-to-face meetings with communities and representative groups in West Cumbria to discuss the current situation.

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