Breakthrough at Box Transfer Facility

Breakthrough at Box Transfer Facility

Work gets underway to install wall liners in the side wall of the tunnel
(Image: Sellafield) (Work gets underway to install wall liners in the side wall of the tunnel)

An important stage in the construction of the Box Transfer Facility (BTF) at Sellafield was reached recently when the project completed the breakthrough into the sites existing Encapsulation Plants active underground transfer tunnel from the BTF construction site.

When complete, BTF will provide the ability to transfer legacy waste from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silos (MSSS), which has been encapsulated into 3 m³ product boxes within the Silos Direct Encapsulation Plant, to interim safe storage at either the Encapsulation Product Store 3 or the Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store.

Read the full article here http://www.sellafieldsites.com/2013/08/breakthrough-at-box-transfer-facility/

Source: Sellafield Sites

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