Berkeley nuclear waste storage begins

Berkeley nuclear waste storage begins

The site of the former nuclear power plant in Berkeley reached a major milestone this month when the first package of nuclear waste was placed inside the newly-constructed interim storage facility (ISF).

The ISF is the largest of its kind in the UK, with a footprint the size of a football pitch.

Once decommissioning is complete it will hold around 850 waste packages from Berkeley where they will be held in interim storage until a national disposal facility becomes available.

The intermediate level waste, which was generated while the site was operational, is safely stored inside a self-shielded cast iron container.

Read the full article here http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/11171116.Berkeley_nuclear_waste_storage_begins/

Source: Gazette Series

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