November 2018

Radioactive Waste 365 - UK Hopes To Use Experience With Decommissioning At Sellafield To Launch Decommisioning Business Abroad



Thorp Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facility

       The Thorp nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria, in the U.K. has been closed. No more spent nuclear fuel will be reprocessed there. Now the plant will undergo decommissioning which will require decades and billions of dollars. In order to successfully and safely dismantle and decontaminate the plant, it will be necessary to develop some new technology.

Nuclear Weapons 364 - Chinese Are Developing A Fleet Of Nuclear Submarines

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Type 094 Chinese Nuclear Missile Submarine

       The three major nuclear armed powers are the U.S., Russia and China. While the U.S. and the Soviet Union built up huge stockpiles of nuclear warheads which were then reduced by disarmament treaties to a few thousand warheads each, China only has a few hundred warheads. They have a policy of not being the first to use nuclear weapons in a war.