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HSE have published the second edition of HSG246. This HSG covers safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock. A copy of this can be found on the Simplifi-Solutions web site. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg246.pdf
It has been announced that as of 1st October 2016, the OGA (Oil and Gas Authority) will be established as an independent regulator by the UK Government and receive new powers that will mean it can act with greater speed and flexibility to drive investment, support jobs and further UK’s competitive edge in the oil and gas industry.
Planners in Cumbria have given the go-ahead for two new vaults at the UK’s Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR), along with an extension to a third vault.
The LLWR was opened in 1957 as the only UK location for the disposal of solid waste containing low levels of radioactivity. It provides an essential service for NDA sites as well as other industries that produce low level waste(LLW). More than £100 million has been invested in the site’s infrastructure over the past decade to maintain it as an important national asset.