A project to drain around a million gallons of water and remove over 10 tonnes of redundant equipment from the largest used fuel storage pond in the Magnox fleet has been completed. Finishing the complex work to empty and decontaminate the former used nuclear fuel storage pond at Magnox’s Hunterston A Site, which is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, has seen one of the site’s highest hazards removed. The project has overcome several unique decommissioning challenges including the removal of radioactive sludge and fixed equipment on the pond floor under around nine meters of water. The team at Hunterston A pioneered several innovative decommissioning approaches such as decontamination of the pond walls using ultra-high pressure water jetting and ‘concrete shaving’ on some of the surfaces.
Magnox Sites 26th Sept 2018 read more »
Where do you think that million gallons of water and all that jetwashing water ended up ?
Radiation Free Lakeland 29th Sept 2018 read more »