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Spent fuel removed from nuclear reactors

Sizewell's Magnox reactors are being decommissioned Credit: ITV Anglia

Engineers working to decommission the Sizewell A power station in Suffolk say they have removed 75 percent of the radioactive fuel rods from the plant's two reactors.

The spent elements are being transported to the Sellafield plant in Cumbria for reprocessing.

The spent fuel is being removed from the site Credit: ITV Anglia

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which is overseeing the work, says once all the fuel has been removed the radiological hazard at Sizewell will have been reduced by more than 99%.