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Title: Sellafield Decommissioning Programme - Update and Lessons Learned

Abstract

The Sellafield site in North West England has over 240 active facilities covering the full nuclear cycle from fuel manufacture through generation, reprocessing and waste treatment. The Sellafield decommissioning programme was formally initiated in the mid 1980s though several plants had been decommissioned prior to this primarily to create space for other plants. Since the initiation of the programme 7 plants have been completely decommissioned, significant progress has been made in a further 16 and a total of 56 major project phases have been completed. This programme update will explain the decommissioning arrangements and strategies and illustrate the progress made on a number of the plants including the Windscale Pile Chimneys, the first reprocessing plan and plutonium plants. These present a range of different challenges and requiring approaches from fully hands on to fully remote. Some of the key lessons learned will be highlighted.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
British Nuclear Fuels Plc (GB)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
826279
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/23/2003--02/27/2003; Other Information: PBD: 24 Feb 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CHIMNEYS; DECOMMISSIONING; PLUTONIUM; REPROCESSING; UNITED KINGDOM; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Lutwyche, P R, and Challinor, S F. Sellafield Decommissioning Programme - Update and Lessons Learned. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Lutwyche, P R, & Challinor, S F. Sellafield Decommissioning Programme - Update and Lessons Learned. United States.
Lutwyche, P R, and Challinor, S F. Mon . "Sellafield Decommissioning Programme - Update and Lessons Learned". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/826279.
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abstractNote = {The Sellafield site in North West England has over 240 active facilities covering the full nuclear cycle from fuel manufacture through generation, reprocessing and waste treatment. The Sellafield decommissioning programme was formally initiated in the mid 1980s though several plants had been decommissioned prior to this primarily to create space for other plants. Since the initiation of the programme 7 plants have been completely decommissioned, significant progress has been made in a further 16 and a total of 56 major project phases have been completed. This programme update will explain the decommissioning arrangements and strategies and illustrate the progress made on a number of the plants including the Windscale Pile Chimneys, the first reprocessing plan and plutonium plants. These present a range of different challenges and requiring approaches from fully hands on to fully remote. Some of the key lessons learned will be highlighted.},
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