Work continues to decommission power station

The team busy decommissioning Sizewell A Credit: Magnox

Progress towards decommissioning Sizewell A nuclear power station in Suffolk has passed a major milestone.

More than half of the 52,945 fuel elements have now been removed from Sizewell A’s twin reactors.

Defuelling is due to be completed in September 2014.

Site Director Tim Watkins “This is a significant milestone in Sizewell A’s lifecycle.Removing spent fuel from reactors and transporting it to Sellafield for reprocessing is a complex process.. Once all fuel has been dispatched, we will have reduced the radiological hazard on site by more than 99%.”