Hazadous nuclear waste will be taken out of Cumbria’s Sellafield plant in massive stainless steel containers which have just come off the production line. The highly-engineered 1.3 tonne boxes are playing a major part in the decommissioning of the West Cumbrian plant as the waste is moved into safe storage for centuries to come. Darchem Engineering, of Stockton on Tees, and Metalcraft in Cambridgeshire have finished manufacturing the first batch of containers. A total of 2,200 of the boxes will be needed to hold legacy waste from one of the world’s oldest nuclear stores, Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Cladding Silo. Sellafield bosses have described it as the most significant step yet towards getting the waste out of the facility next year.
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