Decommissioning milestone at Oldbury nuclear site

The Oldbury nuclear site in Gloucestershire has reached a milestone in its decommissioning process. A total of 109 low level waste skips, the containers used to hold fuel elements once […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Oldbury nuclear site in Gloucestershire has reached a milestone in its decommissioning process.

A total of 109 low level waste skips, the containers used to hold fuel elements once they were removed from the reactor, have now been taken out, processed and packaged for storage.

Work at the site will now focus on removing the pond furniture and remaining skips, which are currently storing other components, before the end of the year.

The plant was shut down in February 2012 after 44 years of operation – generating 137.5TWh of electricity.