Operations to end at Sellafield’s Magnox Reprocessing Plant. Sellafield’s Magnox plant will stop reprocessing in July 2022 and enter a new era of clean-up and decommissioning. It will mark the end of an operational journey that began in 1964. The plant has played a crucial role in UK energy generation. It received and reprocessed nearly 55,000 tonnes of spent (or used) nuclear fuel from power stations across the country, and Italy and Japan. That allowed the UK’s 11 Magnox power stations to keep low carbon electricity flowing to homes and businesses in England, Scotland, and Wales. The final Magnox station closed in 2015. Spent fuel from the UK’s current fleet of AGR nuclear power stations will continue to be sent for storage at Sellafield.
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The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will end its operations in July, marking the completion of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) Magnox Operating Programme. The plant, which began operations in 1964, had been scheduled to close in 2020 but disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant the schedule was moved back. The plant will now enter a new era of clean-up and decommissioning, the NDA and Sellafield Ltd said. Over its operating lifetime, the Sellafield Magnox plant received and reprocessed nearly 55,000 tonnes of used nuclear fuel from the UK’s 11 Magnox power stations as well as from plants in Italy and Japan.
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