TEAMS at Bradwell Power Station have completed a huge clean-up operation to prepare the site for decommissioning. 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 power station stopped generating electricity in March 2002, after running for 40 years. The latest milestone has seen the completion of four years’ work to decontaminate the site’s ponds – which are used to temporarily store and cool used nuclear fuel.
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