A concrete and grout plant could be built at the former site of an atomic energy research centre in Dorset if plans are approved. The plant, which would be accompanied by an interim curing facility, is being planned for the Magnox Winfrith site in Dorchester. The grout and concrete plant (GCP) is required as part of the decommissioning process at the site, which was previously a steam generating heavy water reactor (SGHWR). The application comes from GVA on behalf of site owner Magnox Ltd. The planning statement for the development said: “The proposed GCP and ICF are required to facilitate the removal of Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) from Winfrith Site. The proposed development is therefore urgently required as part of Magnox’s decommissioning programme.
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