Trawsfynydd has been selected to lead on Magnox’s reactor decommissioning project in the UK in a move that could secure and create jobs. North Wales Live previously revealed proposed changes to nuclear decommissioning plans at Trawsfynydd that could retain jobs for additional years at the site. Now it has been confirmed the Gwynedd nuclear site has been selected for the project in a move that could secure employment in the area for the next two decades. Following a review of the historical strategy of deferring decommissioning at all Magnox reactor sites, the NDA and Magnox announced their intent to bring forward reactor decommissioning at Trawsfynydd Site. Angharad Rayner, Trawsfynydd Site Director, said: “This is really good news that can secure employment for the next two decades and could lead to further opportunities for local people in the future. “The opportunity to remove the reactors down to the ground is an exhilarating prospect that will be part of a technological showcase to fully decommission the first civil nuclear reactor in the UK.”
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Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville Roberts has welcomed the news that Trawsfynydd has been chosen as the site to lead Magnox’s reactor decommissioning project. The decision means jobs at the site will be safeguarded for decades. Mrs Saville Roberts said: “This is excellent news for Gwynedd – and, once the business case is finalised, can be anticipated to result in both safeguarding and increasing the number of well-paid and highly skilled decommissioning jobs at Trawsfynydd for the next 20 years. “I understand the number of posts on site could increase to around 250 during 2021. Every effort should be made to ensure local people can continue to benefit from these opportunities.
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Under original plans, the twin reactor buildings that tower over the landscape were due to be reduced in height by two-thirds, and then left in a care and maintenance phase, before the site is completely cleared in 2083. The new programme will see the remaining reactor buildings demolished, while a new low-level radioactive waste store is built on the site to hold the material.
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