A MAJOR project to clad the reactor buildings at Bradwell Power Station ahead of its decommissioning has been completed. The move is the biggest transformation to the appearance of the station since it was constructed in the 1950s. The two main reactor buildings have been shrouded in aluminium cladding with more than 28,000 individual fittings used. Site operator Magnox originally said the plant would be completely decommissioned by 2015 but it is now likely to be in 2019. In December the company admitted work is not “as far advanced” as expected and would continue beyond its “initial ambitious target”. The cladding will stay in place until the end of the 80 year care and maintenance process which is likely to begin in 2019 when waste processing is completed.
Maldon Standard 18th June 2016 read more »