The UK’s chief nuclear inspector has highlighted progress in our decommissioning programme in his annual report.
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What could have been a negative have been turned into a positive following a leak in a 60-year-old tank at Sellafield. The lead, from a sump in the redundant settling tank area of the nuclear site, was discovered last year. Although the issue posed no immediate risk to people, it needed urgent work to fix it. Despite a multitude of challenges, including the Covid-19 lockdown, the job was completed in just nine months. The work has helped accelerate decommissioning of the wider site. Dorothy Gradden, Sellafield Ltd’s head of legacy ponds, explained “If this had happened in the 1990s, it could have taken us years to fix it. “But because we’ve spent the last decade removing radioactive waste and sludge using remotely operated systems in other facilities, we were able to start fixing the problem in record time.
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