Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Greg Clark visits Sellafield

Secretary of State Greg Clark visited Sellafield's iconic legacy facilities yesterday.

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was given an insight into the complexities of the Cumbrian nuclear plant.

Mr Clark’s visit included a rare glimpse inside the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP). The open-air pond was originally used to store used nuclear fuel from the Magnox reactors - the UK’s first generation of nuclear power stations that generated low-carbon electricity for more than half a century. Now 66 years old, the FGMSP is one of a number of buildings prioritised for clean-up by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Greg Clark commented:

"Decommissioning is a crucial leg of the nuclear journey and the highly-skilled and committed team at Sellafield are using cutting-edge technology to ensure they meet the highest safety standards and lead the world in decommissioning. This important work is in huge demand around the world and our landmark Nuclear Sector Deal sets out how the government and the sector can work together to target this opportunity."

More information about the visit on the Government website here.


Jim said...

Think you may need to revisit this point about FGMSP.

Chris Whiteside said...

Would it be possible for you to please elaborate on that a little, Jim?