Trawsfynydd crosses halfway point
The decommissioning of Trawsfynydd Site, Wales’ first nuclear power station constructed during the 1960s, has crossed the halfway point.
Work to deliver the site into care and maintenance (C&M) by 2016 is more than 50 per cent complete. During its C&M phase, radiation levels will slowly decay naturally, allowing the two reactors and remaining building structures to be decommissioned safely and more efficiently from 2074 onwards.
Trawsfynydd has seen a huge increase in decommissioning activity since the plan to accelerate C&M was announced in 2010, including the removal of many plant and buildings, treatment of nuclear waste, reactor buildings maintenance and installing new infrastructure to accommodate the increased numbers of people working on the site.
Source: Nuclear Industry Association