Final site clearance of Wylfa and Trawsfynydd will not be achieved for “many decades” according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The NDA has submitted evidence to the Welsh Affairs committee’s as part of its ongoing investigation into the future of nuclear power in Wales. Wylfa is now in the “defueling” phase which should be completed around 2019. This involves removing fuel from the reactor and taking it to Sellafield for reprocessing. The NDA states in its evidence that when this is finished “more than 99% of the radioactive hazard will have been removed from the site”.
Wales Online 9th May 2016 read more »