Permission has been granted for addtional work areas at Sizewell A as part of the ongoing work to decommission the old nuclear power station. Defuelling is complete and owner Magnox’s main focus at the site, which stopped generating electricity a decade ago, is currently the cooling ponds. Preparations are taking place for physical decommissioning work of the ponds to begin later this year. The Waste Programme team has also started to be established at the site and its first object is connected with engineering work with its initial task to retrieve fuel element debris from the vaults. This is expected to begin next year.
East Anglian Daily Times 4th Aug 2016 read more »