Sellafield Limited has announced its “most significant stride ever” with the removal of the last batch of bulk metal fuel from the Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP) in Cumbria, northwest England. The fuel has been moved to safer, more modern storage in the Fuel Handling Plant. Decommissioning teams lifted the final skip of ‘metal fuel’ from the pond via a remote controlled process. Retrieval of the pond’s ‘canned fuel’ inventory was successfully completed in October 2015. The project was commissioned and delivered under the management of Nuclear Management Partners.
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