Decommissioning milestone at Windscale

10 July 2007

The UK’s Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), together with alliance partners CH2M Hill and Amec have removed the last of the 42 radioactive isotope cartridges from the Pile 2 nuclear reactor on the Windscale Site in Cumbria.

The Piles Reactor Decommissioning Team are also responsible for carrying out decommissioning activities to remove the fuel and isotopes from the Pile 1 Reactor which was damaged by fire in 1957. The team is currently working in conjunction with an American Company, SA Robotics on "Top Down" approach to decommissioning both Pile reactors.

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