The process of decommissioning the world’s first full-scale nuclear power station in west Cumbria, has reached the halfway mark. Calder Hall produced electricity and radio cobalt – used in the treatment of cancer, for 47 years before it closed in 2003. Now, workers have reached the halfway point in the defueling programme which began in 2011. They have to remove tens of thousand of fuel rods from the site’s reactors. It is scheduled for completion in 2019 and then it can be fully decommissioned and shut down.
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