Sellafield sludge gets scooped up

Radioactive sludge from Sellafield is being removed as part of major decomissioning work. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) confirmed the work is now underway to remove the sludge from one of the old fuel storage ponds at the Cumbrian site. The radioactive material is a mix of spent nuclear fuel, waste materials and corrosion […]

Leeds University team works on Sellafield’s nuclear waste

A team from the University of Leeds has joined up with Sellafield nuclear plant (pictured) to develop a method of cleaning up radioactive waste safely and efficiently. The newly formed ‘Sludge Centre of Expertise’ will help Sellafield engineers work out a way to deal with the radioactive sludge from a distance, using remote monitoring equipment. […]