Radioactive Waste Management has recently played a crucial role in reducing the amount of time it will take to safely package the waste in one of the UK’s most hazardous facilities. The project will enable Sellafield to empty its Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) four years earlier than had previously been planned. According to Alan Parry, Sellafield Ltd’s head of strategy for MSSS, “RWM were fantastic and understood straight away what we were trying to do.”Ultra-conservative assumptions had previously been made about the nature and state of the waste inside the silo and the design of the plant designated for its treatment. However, a research project in 2014 to find out more about the contents provided evidence that these assumptions had been unnecessarily pessimistic.
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