Sellafield waste store completed

26 August 2014

Sellafield Ltd has marked the completion of a new Encapsulated Product Store 3 (EPS3), which will be used for aboveground storage of Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) at the site.

The store, which took over eight years to build and more than 2 million man hours, used over 32,000 cubic metres of concrete and 7,300 tonnes of reinforcing steel. It is capable of storing over 29,000 waste drums.

Sellafield Ltd worked with Laing O'Rourke, and other supply chain companies to deliver the project.

“EPS3 will receive ILW arising from the sites continuing reprocessing and high hazard removal operations, as part of decommissioning a number of priority facilities," said Steve Bostock, director Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield.

The building will be used to store waste pending final disposal in a deep geological facility.

 


Photo: EPS3 (Source Sellafield)



Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.