BRADWELL Power Station has taken a step closer to being fully decommissioned after a major source of radioactive waste has been removed from the site. The nuclear power station has now successfully dealt with all of its Fuel Element Debris (FED) waste, which represents an important step towards its planned closure. Magnox Ltd used new techniques and solutions to manage the waste, which consisted of the magnesium alloy cladding that surrounds the nuclear fuel. The material was dissolved in acid, and Magnox are now exploring new options to dispose of the waste. As a result the length of time expected to complete the process has been reduced by a year.
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