On 17 October 1956, Queen Elizabeth II – then four years in her reign – opened Calder Hall. Sixty years on, times have changed, both for the monarchy and the Sellafield site. Here we look back at memories of the opening the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, its 47 years of operations, and the decommissioning since that point, with employees past and present.
Decommissioning projects are very dynamic and prone to change, regardless of the extensive planning that may have occurred; therefore, we need to be prepared for this likely situation so that the project can react quickly, cost-effectively, and safely.
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Dewatering, or the removal of water, is used in many industries to reduce their volume of waste and to convert liquid waste into solid waste for disposal. There are several common methods to do this, but our customers have realized significant cost savings by employing geotextile bags/tubes over alternative methods.
It has been five years since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The road to recovery has