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April 30, 2015

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Sellafield radioactive waste analysis contract awarded

Amec Foster Wheeler today announced it has won a 10-year contract to supply radioactive waste analysis to the Sellafield site in Cumbria.

The multi-million pound contract, awarded by Sellafield Limited, confirms Amec Foster Wheeler’s position as a key scientific and technology support provider of nuclear decommissioning activities.

Amec Foster Wheeler will perform laboratory-based analysis to characterise waste from the site’s extensive decommissioning programme and determine the radioactive and chemical make-up, which will then allow disposal of the waste via the safest and most cost-effective means.

“The long-term nature of this contract is an endorsement of the exceptional skills and expertise within Amec Foster Wheeler,” said Greg Willetts, Consultancy Director of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy Europe business.

“Our laboratories have been delivering high quality, reliable analysis results since the 1980s and this award confirms our position as a leading provider of decommissioning services to the UK nuclear industry.”

Amec Foster Wheeler will be investing in new equipment and laboratory infrastructure to deliver the contract and will also be increasing employment within the laboratory, including further expansion of the company’s laboratory technician apprentice scheme.

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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