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Giant doors installed at 'one of Sellafield's most hazardous buildings'

The first giant door to be installed at the nuclear site Credit: Sellafield Ltd

It's being described as a massive step towards cleaning up one of the most dangerous buildings at Sellafield.

The second of six giant doors arrived at the nuclear site this morning.

Once installed the doors will allow scientists to access waste which dates back to the 1940s - when the site's purpose was to make material for nuclear weapons:

This is a very big milestone in what we do. Just getting to this point, seeing us physically putting up the equipment to retrieve this waste because this is one of the highest priorities here at Sellafield. It's a critical mission not just for Sellafield, for Cumbria but for the whole nation in order to get this waste into safe stores.

– Gary Snow, Sellafield Ltd


Specialist nuclear police to patrol Sellafield

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Civil Nuclear police based at Sellafield are launching a new initiative to reassure the local community over any safety concerns or threats to the site.

'Project Servator' will see specially trained officers patrol the site and the surrounding area.

They will work with locals to report suspicious activity in order to deter and help detect crime.

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