A chain of Northern companies has begun manufacturing containers to store radioactive waste from one of the UK’s most important nuclear decommissioning projects. Businesses in Lancashire, Cumbria and West Yorkshire are joining forces to produce self-shielded boxes which will store legacy waste from the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) at Sellafield. The 66-year old open air pond was originally used to store nuclear fuel from the UK’s first generation of nuclear power stations. It has been prioritised for clean-up by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The clean-up work requires the manufacture of hundreds of boxes to store material taken out of the facility.
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