As previously announced, the UK will be returning high level waste in the form of vitrified residues to Germany. The waste results from the reprocessing and recycling of spent nuclear fuel at the Sellafield site in West Cumbria, which had previously been used to produce electricity by utilities in Germany. The first of the three planned shipments is now safely under way. Six flasks, each containing 28 canisters of high level waste, were first transported from Sellafield to the nearby port of Barrow-in-Furness by rail. The flasks were then loaded on to the specialist nuclear transport vessel Pacific Grebe, operated by International Nuclear Services (INS).
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