Machinery to remove waste from one of Europe’s most hazardous nuclear buildings is now in place. Engineering teams have installed equipment to scoop up and remove material from Sellafield’s 70-year-old Pile Fuel Cladding Silo. The building was originally designed to be permanently sealed, meaning innovative ways of accessing and removing its inventory have had to be developed. Waste retrieval trials are expected to begin later this year, moving into larger scale waste removal in 2020.
Carlisle News & Star 12th March 2019 read more »