A key part of decommissioning the Magnox sites is dealing with radioactive waste. At Hinkley Point A Site, and other Magnox sites, a proportion of the waste that needs to be managed is called intermediate level waste (ILW). This ILW needs to be packaged and stored in Interim Storage Facilities (ISFs), before its eventual disposal at a national Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). The work followers several years of discussion and engagement with local stakeholders around the country about Magnox’s waste strategies across all our sites. Several public drop-in sessions will be held to allow you to find out more – the details of which are below.
Magnox Ltd 28th May 2019 read more »
Bridgwater residents only have a few days to have their say on proposals to transport nuclear waste through their town. Magnox Ltd currently operates the Hinkley Point A site near Stogursey, which includes a small area where nuclear waste is stored before being moved elsewhere for processing. The company has applied to Somerset County Council for permission to store waste from other nuclear power stations at the Hinkley site – which would involve moving it through Bridgwater on agreed routes. It is staging four drop-in sessions in June where residents of Bridgwater and the surrounding villages can have their say on the plans before county councillors make a final decision. Magnox’s proposals relate to “intermediate-level waste”, which includes cladding around nuclear fuel and materials which have become contaminated in the process of decommissioning a nuclear reactor.
Somerset Live 29th May 2019 read more »