A massive five-year engineering project to remove nuclear fuel from the UK’s last Magnox power station has come to an end. The final flask of fuel elements from Wylfa on Anglesey arrived in Cumbria on Thursday morning. In total, nearly 90,000 Magnox fuel rods have been removed from the two reactors at the island’s plant. It now means a workforce that once stood at about 600 will be reduced to just 175 by the end of November. “It’s the end of an era – and it comes with some pain,” said Tim Dunham, head of nuclear operations for Magnox, which is now part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority overseeing the work at Wylfa. “All of us are now looking for something else to do – and change is challenging.”
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Magnox has dispatched the final flask of spent fuel from Wylfa Site for reprocessing at Sellafield in Cumbria, marking the end of defuelling operations at all of the UK’s first generation nuclear reactors.
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