Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a £2.4 million ($3.3 million) contract to deliver Radiometric Characterisation Services (RCS) to Sellafield Ltd. commencing in April 2021. Decommissioning is currently taking place at Sellafield with workers at the Pile Fuel Storage Pond having removed half of the solid waste in the facility. The Pile Fuel Storage Pond was built in the 1940s to help produce plutonium for Britain’s nuclear deterrent, Sellafield’s original mission. The three-year RCS framework will focus on supporting the post-operational clean out of redundant facilities to ensure that they can transition from operations, to surveillance and maintenance, and eventually decommissioning, in the safest, most effective way. Cavendish Nuclear will work in partnership with the Sellafield Ltd RCS team and six supply chain partners, including Nuvia, Createc, Viridian Consultants, South West Nuclear Hub, Parajito Scientific Corporation and Orano.
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