A unique art exhibition will mark the end of nuclear fuel reprocessing at Sellafield’s Thorp plant. The Art of Reprocessing has been commissioned by the site’s operator Sellafield Ltd. It will celebrate the plant’s immense contribution to the global nuclear industry. Running at the Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, from 16 November, it features works by artists from the UK and Japan. Thorp began operations in 1994. It reprocessed (or recycled) spent nuclear fuel from 34 plants around the world. It is one of only two commercial reprocessing sites in existence. Its switch-off next month is a key step in the transformation of Sellafield Ltd from nuclear operator to environmental restoration business. The exhibition features sculptures, relief printing, collages, textural canvases, paintings, and sketches.
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