The final ten boilers from the Magnox Power Station at Berkeley in Gloucestershire have been removed successfully. Its the latest stage of the decommissioning of the site.
The first five boilers were sent off site early last year and have now been smelted, with 92-95per cent being recycled. In total the removal of the 15 boilers means that 4,665 tonnes of legacy waste have been removed from the site.
Measured end to end, the 15 boilers would reach the top of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in Gloucestershire.
From our Gloucestershire Correspondent Ken Goodwin:
"The whole journey to Sharpness docks took several hours, crawling along at a snail's pace. At the docks the boilers were loaded onto a giant barge, from where they will go to Avonmouth, then it's on to Sweden for recycling."
The boilers from the now decommissioned nuclear power station in Berkeley are facing a number of obstacles as they make their way to Sharpness docks. In total 5 boilers, weighing around 300 tonnes will have to make the trip.
The 5 boilers which are 21 metres long and 5 metres in diameter will be moved through Berkeley Town to Sharpness docks, where they will be transported to Avonmouth. They will then be shipped to Sweden for smelting and recycling.
A total of 5 boilers are being moved from Berkeley Nuclear power station to Sharpness docks. From there they'll be shipped to Sweden to be melted down. The power station is being decommissioned and will take until at least 2070 to complete.