Robots at Sellafield have started to remove radioactive sludge from the most hazardous spot on the site. The radioactive ‘hotspot’, known to those at the site as ‘D-Bay’, is a sub-section of the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP). The area was used to deposit radioactive sludge which started to accumulate in the plant in the 1970s. The sludge is now being carefully ‘hoovered up’ using robotic arms, following 10 years of planning with supply chain partners ACKtiv joint venture and Jacobs.
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