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Fuel removal completed at Wylfa

Fuel removal completed at Wylfa

Posted September 23rd, 2019 In News

The final used nuclear fuel has been shipped from the Wylfa site on Anglesey, in Wales, the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said today. The milestone marks the end of a programme to defuel all of the country’s Magnox sites. Magnox reactors are graphite-moderated, gas-cooled and use all-metal, slightly enriched uranium fuel. They can trace […]

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Calder Hall: First nuclear power station emptied of fuel

Posted September 10th, 2019 In News

The world’s first full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel for the first time since the 1950s. Calder Hall, at what is now the Sellafield plant in west Cumbria, was opened by the Queen in 1956. Hailed as the dawn of the atomic age, it produced electricity for 47 years and stopped generating […]

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Waste storage refused at Hinkley Point A

Posted September 10th, 2019 In News

Plans to transport nuclear waste through Somerset and store it at Hinkley Point A, have been rejected by the county council. Magnox, which manages the decommissioned site, applied for permission to bring waste from three UK power stations to the site by road. But Somerset County Council voted unanimously to refuse the plans. Magnox said […]

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