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Research is vital – and we need more of it
Last year, Stan Gordelier, former Head of the Nuclear Development Division of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, became the first independent Chair of the NDA's Research Board. He has more than 40 years experience in the nuclear sector and is a specialist in waste management and decommissioning.
"...Research and Development is the key to improvement in each of these areas, and this impacts far more than just clearing up the past. If the UK is to achieve its objective of a significant nuclear contribution to the nation's energy mix again, we must demonstrate effective management capability for the new liabilities that will arise."
26 October 2012
Stripping back to the basics
Around 2,000 tonnes of asbestos cladding have now been removed from structures at Chapelcross site as Phase One of the project comes to a close.
11 October 2012
Rt Hon Ed Davey visits Dounreay
Rt Hon Ed Davey Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change was joined by local MP John Thurso as he visited Dounreay to see progress on the £1.6billion decommissioning programme.
09 October 2012
Check them out
Barcode technology enables Magnox to pioneer innovative tracking system providing immediate access to comprehensive, up-to-date information on waste streams.
04 October 2012
New Parliamentary Under Secretary of State visits
New Department for Energy and Climate Change minister Baroness Verma today called for a continued and strong focus on decommissioning at the Sellafield nuclear site as she praised the “dedication and professionalism” of the workforce on her first visit to West Cumbria.
02 October 2012
Recycling award reflects ‘minimal’ waste approach
Bradwell site has won a prestigious national award for the way it handles waste, both radiological and conventional.
19 September 2012
NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2012
Businesses in the decommissioning supply chain are being invited to submit entries for a prestigious new award that recognises their contribution to the nuclear clean-up mission.
11 September 2012
Research and development requirements
The NDA has published a summary of an independent review of the work being carried out at site level to identify requirements for research and development (R&D).
10 September 2012
National group supports smaller businesses
The NDA has announced the formation of a national Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Steering Group to provide additional focus and support to current supply chain improvement measures.
05 September 2012
MRWS Environment Assessment Workshop
Representatives from 12 UK organisations attended an Environmental Assessments workshop organised by NDA’s Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) at the end of July 2012.
17 August 2012
Work starting on Inventory update
As work starts on compiling the next UK Radioactive Waste Inventory (UKRWI), views are being sought on how the information should be presented.