A year of progress in cleaning up some of the UK’s nuclear legacy is featured in a new brochure highlighting successes at Magnox.
During the past 12 months a number of significant hazards that remained at the 12 Magnox sites have been successfully dealt with, concluding projects that have spanned many years of work within the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) estate.
During the year Bradwell Site successfully disposed of all its fuel element debris waste, an important step towards the site’s planned closure, and all low level waste pond skips were removed for temporary storage at Oldbury Site.
Pioneering work was also delivered at Dungeness A Site with the use of divers to decontaminate and deplant the site’s two cooling ponds, just one of the examples of innovative techniques used across Magnox to maximise decommissioning delivery.
Kenny Douglas, Magnox Managing Director, said: “The last two years have seen enormous change at Magnox as we have reshaped the business to deliver better value, and the hard work is paying off.
“Decommissioning the Magnox estate safely and securely is a task which we carry out responsibly, with proper regard for the environment and the communities in which we operate. I am very proud that we’ve managed to make continued progress while also making substantial savings for the taxpayer.”
You can view a copy of the brochure on the Magnox by clicking here.