Asbestos removal from nuclear plant complete

A project to remove asbestos from the former Chapelcross nuclear plant has been completed ahead of schedule. It is said to be the largest known asbestos removal in Europe and second largest in the world. Around 3,300 tonnes of asbestos were removed from the turbine hall, four reactor buildings and 16 heat exchangers. More than […]

Chapelcross nuclear plant defuels third reactor

A nuclear power plant in Scotland has reached a milestone with the complete defuelling of the third of its four reactors. Located near the town of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland, the Chapelcross nuclear plant stopped producing power in 2004. It was granted permission from the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) four years […]