The UK’s first “dry store” for spent nuclear fuel has officially been opened in Suffolk. It is a method of storing spent nuclear fuel that has already been cooled. The fuel is loaded into a metal canister which is then welded shut and placed within a large, leak-tight steel and concrete cask. The facility will store spent fuel from EDF Energy’s Sizewell B nuclear power plant from autumn this year until a Geological Disposal Facility is available for the longer term storage.
Energy Live News 4th April 2016 read more »