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Oldbury nuclear plant decommissioning begins

Nuclear site licence operator Magnox began decommissioning Oldbury nuclear power station in Gloucester as 170t generator transformer was removed from the site.

Oldbury generator

Oldbury: A specialist low-loader to move the generator

The transformer, which is 9m long, was transferred to Sharpness, Gloucester to be sent for recycling.

“The completion of this project safely and ahead of schedule marks the first successful step in consigning major waste items from Oldbury,” said Oldbury site director Mike Heaton.

“Income from recycling the scrap metal will help pay for the UK Nuclear decommissioning programme.”

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