Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Sellafield Power Station, West Cumbria

Sellafield (formerly Windscale) is one of the largest nuclear engineering centres in the world.

Three reprocessing plants have been in operation at Sellafield, with the first plant (B204) commencing operations as early as 1951. This plant was utilised solely to produce plutonium for the United Kingdom’s weapons programme. In 1964 this plant was shut down, and since then, a further two plants were constructed: the Magnox Reprocessing Plant (B205), which began operations in 1965, and the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (THORP), which started up in 1994.

Sellafield Nuclear Power Station

Fearing Sellafield


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