Unhappy 21st birthday for Uk’s nuclear white elephants

Reprocessing, by neither THORP nor MOX, never having lived up to expectations, Sellafield now has around 7,000 tonnes of uranium, for which there is currently no use and which must remain under armed guard night and day for fear of terrorist attack.

“Two white elephants don’t make for success at Sellafield”

After years of indecision about how to deal with unwanted surplus it’s been announced that THORP should close in 2018 when all foreign fuel has been reprocessed. Even after closure it will take years to decommission the plant and remove the waste.

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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