MCM gains Cyber Essentials Certification

26th August 2016

What is Cyber Essentials? The Cyber Essentials scheme has been developed by Government and industry.  It provides businesses small and large with clarity on good basic cyber security practice. The scheme outlines the basic controls an organisation should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats.  It allows a company to demonstrate …

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Celia Wighton – on work experience

23rd August 2016

Celia Wighton is a Geology student from Brighton University, she recently joined the MCM team in Bristol for work experience. She was involved in collating information for a site characterisation project for a low/intermediate level radioactive waste disposal facility, and joined a workshop at RWM on inlet cell design options. For find out more …

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ELLIE SCOURSE PAPER ON EARTH AND SPACE WEBSITE

11th July 2016

Ellie Scourse publication lead article on Earth and Space Science News website Ellie Scourse co-authored a paper highlighting work done for the NUMO funded Topaz project.  This has been published recently on the AGU Publications Website. Its was also the lead article on the Earth and Space Science News website. To read the full article titled …

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CHARLES MCCOMBIE AND NEIL CHAPMAN REPORT AUTHORS FOR AUSTRALIAN ROYAL COMMISSION

27th May 2016

One of the most important developments in radioactive waste management to have occurred recently is the initiative by the Government of South Australia to consider the pros and cons of establishing nuclear fuel cycle facilities in the State. South Australia is among the world’s major suppliers of uranium and the government wished to consider …

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UK NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING R&D FRAMEWORK CONTRACT

16th May 2016

MCM is part of a successful Arup-led consortium which has been awarded a 4 year nuclear decommissioning R&D framework contract to support the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Read full article here

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MCM INTERNATIONAL TO CLOSE, NEW UK COMPANY TO BEGIN

26th April 2016

MCM formally announces organisational changes that will consolidate and strengthen the leadership position it has attained in the field of radioactive waste management. On 1st May 2016, a new UK domiciled company, MCM Environmental Services Ltd, begins operations, trading under the name MCM. All ongoing contracts and project work for UK clients will be administered and managed by the new UK …

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New Nuclear Engineering International Article

24th November 2015

Fukushima clean-up:  Status and Lessons Learned Remediation work at Fukushima enables the return of evacuees and provides a valuable resource for disaster planning and contaminated site remediation. By K. Miyahara, I.G. McKinley, K. Saito, K. Iijima & S.M.L. Hardie. To read the full article please click on Read More and follow the link.   …

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IAEA Workshop

16th November 2015

On 17th November 2015, Charles McCombie lectured at the IAEA in Vienna to representatives from countries that are introducing or expanding nuclear power. The workshop was on radioactive waste and spent fuel management. His three talks covered formulating a waste strategy, deep disposal technology and financing the back-end. Participants were from Bangladesh, India, Jordan, …

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Ian McKinley TV Interview

12th November 2015

Ian McKinley gives a live interview to France 24 on the restart of the first nuclear reactor at the Kyushu Electric Power plant in Sendai, Japan.

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Cooperative Approaches to the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

6th November 2015

On 3rd – 6th November Charles McCombie was a member of a consultant group that met at the IAEA in Vienna to prepare for an INPRO Study on “Cooperative Approaches to the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle”. The consultants from France, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Vietnam prepared Terms of Reference  for a major …

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Ethics and involving the public in nuclear waste management

28th October 2015

On October 28th Charles McCombie was a panelist in The Hague at a seminar on “Ethics and involving the public in nuclear waste management”. At the meeting, the contributors to three new publications presented an overview of their work. These were: the book “The Ethics of Nuclear Energy. Risk, Justice and Democracy in the …

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International Technical Workshop on Deep Borehole Disposal

22nd October 2015

Dr Wolfgang Kickmaier participated at the International Technical Workshop on Deep Borehole Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in Washington in October 2015. The workshop was organised by the Nuclear Waste Management Technical Review Board and besides Members of the Board and the DOE, SANDIA and other US National Labs, experts from the UK, Germany, Check …

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Tsunamis: Geology, Hazards and Risks

28th September 2015

Ellie Scourse and Neil Chapman were co-convenors of an international symposium on ‘Tsunamis: Geology, Hazards and Risks’, held at the Geological Society of London on 25th September as its prestigious annual Arthur Holmes Meeting for 2015. The meeting was organised in collaboration with the Geological Society of Japan. More than eighty participants attended from …

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MCM part of international consortium

14th July 2015

MCM is part of an international consortium which has secured a € 1.75M contract to support the safe disposal of low and intermediate level waste (LILW) in Iraq.

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1st Chemistry in Energy Conference

12th July 2015

MCM gave a presentation at the 1st Chemistry in Energy Conference, in Edinburgh: “Chemical challenges for safety cases supporting geological disposal of radioactive waste”. Two posters were also presented: “Remediation of sites contaminated from nuclear energy generation activities” and “Use of advanced tools to manage the chemical complexity of carbon capture projects”.

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