An aerial survey, using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), will take place above Sellafield and Braystones beaches during a suitable weather window during Monday 25 July – Wednesday 27 July. The survey will take approximately four hours to complete and will commence when weather conditions and tide times are favourable. The output from this work will be used to support Sellafield’s beach monitoring programme to help further understanding of the nature and movement of the beach. Flight exemptions have been agreed with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as the UAV will be flying at a height of 120m.
RAAI 25th July 2016 read more »
Cold and active commissioning has been completed of the full-scale demonstration GeoMelt In-Container Vitrification (ICV) plant at the UK’s Sellafield site. The first commercial vitrification of radioactive waste was performed last week. In January 2014, the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and US radioactive waste management specialist Kurion announced a joint project to construct a full-scale demonstration GeoMelt ICV plant at NNL’s Central Laboratory on the Sellafield site in Cumbria. The initial non-radioactive phase of the system’s commissioning program was completed in November 2015 at NNL’s engineering facility in Workington. The system has since been dismantled, transported to Sellafield and reassembled.
World Nuclear News 25th July 2016 read more »