Magnox, the company responsible for the decontamination of the Bradwell A nuclear plant, has completed the clean-up of the ponds complex at the site in Essex. The ponds were formerly used to temporarily store and cool spent nuclear fuel before it was sent to Sellafield for reprocessing. Workers have spent the last four years decontaminating more than 10,000 square metres of walls, floors and ceilings – an area equal to a rugby union pitch – after the ponds were drained and “stabilised” in 2012. More than two and half kilometres of piping and 120 tonnes of metal waste have also been removed and disposed over the course of project.
Utility Week 20th Sept 2016 read more »
World Nuclear News 20th Sept 2016 read more »