A Liverpool City Region firm says its new virtual reality (VR) tool will save Britain’s biggest nuclear waste site, Sellafield, around £20m – as well as ensuring the safety of its workers in hazardous areas. The Virtual Engineering Centre has developed the mixed-reality tool to train the Cumbria site’s specialist operators of its newly-commissioned nuclear waste removal crane – designed to scoop up and remove hazardous material from Sellafield’s 70-year-old Pile Fuel Cladding Silo programme. The building was originally designed to be permanently sealed, meaning innovative ways of accessing and retrieving the waste had to be developed.
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PASSIONATE campaigner Martin Forwood who fought tirelessly for decades against the nuclear industry, has died. Mr Forwood, who became a respected expert on the industry, has died of cancer aged 79. He was a leading figure with the Cumbrians Opposed to Radioactive Environment (CORE) group, pushing for Sellafield to be shut down after his partner’s 12-year-old son developed leukaemia in 1980. He was one of a number of children in Cumbria to fall ill at the same time, with campaigners suspecting a connection with plutonium released from Sellafield.
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