The site’s Thorp plant has completed its 24-year mission to reprocess spent nuclear fuel from around the world. Opened in 1994, it was one of only two commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in the world. Sellafield Ltd said it reprocessed more than 9,000 tonnes of fuel from 30 customers in nine countries and generated an estimated £9bn in revenue. The last batch of fuel to be reprocessed began its journey through the plant at 11.32am last Friday.
In Cumbria 14th Oct 2018 read more »
There is a cringeworthy celebration fest going on in Cumbria. While most industries celebrate their successes, the nuclear industry loves nothing better than celebrating catastrophic financial failure and the disastrous burden of long term toxic pollution. “The Art of Reprocessing” is a most pukeworthy “celebration”. The nuclear industry and its partner in crime, our government, is celebrating its ongoing act of violence against the planet. The Thorp reprocessing plant has resulted in ponds of high level radioactive wastes, and by reprocessing spent fuel has increased the volumes by 200 times.
Radiation Free Lakeland 13th Nov 2018 read more »