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Urenco Nuclear Stewardship showcases decommissioning expertise internationally

08 October 2019

Urenco Nuclear Stewardship gave valuable insight into running a major decommissioning programme to an international audience this week, as a part of Urenco’s strong commitment to responsible nuclear stewardship and sustainability.

Delegates attending the Integrated Waste Management Conference and Exhibition in Cumbria heard a detailed presentation on the decommissioning and demolition of a diffusion plant at Urenco’s Capenhurst site in Cheshire and the industry knowledge which has been gained from the project.

Dave Nelligan, Managing Director of Urenco Nuclear Stewardship, said: “Urenco Nuclear Stewardship has pioneered waste management strategies, which can be readily applied to the wider nuclear industry and to other industries. We have made particular progress in dealing with metal contamination and welcomed the opportunity to share our learnings with an international audience.”

The biennial conference is the largest of its kind outside the US. It is run by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Nuclear Institute, and also included speakers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Integrated Waste Management refers to a single strategy for managing waste within the nuclear industry, including planning, preparation, treatment, packaging, storage and final disposal. By bringing key representatives from across the industry into the same room, the conference allowed for useful discussions on the benefits of greater integration and coordination to provide long-term and sustainable waste solutions.

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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