Toxic silo clean-up starts at Sellafield

Toxic silo clean-up starts at Sellafield

“Keyhole surgery” is being used to tackle part of Sellafield’s nuclear clean-up.
Engineers at the west Cumbrian site have begun to remove six deflector plates inside the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS).
This is one of the oldest and most dangerous buildings at Sellafield and the work has started after a year of training, development and trials.
These six plates were originally used to deflect magnox swarf waste, pile fuel cladding and other toxic waste tipped into the building during the Cold War.
They need to be removed so the waste can be lifted out and put into a safer place when... read more

7 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 30
Source: News & Star

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