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Twenty year clean up

Shaft dewatering precedes a 20 year programme to clear out the radioactive waste here and in an adjacent storage silo. A £150M complex of buildings for the extraction is being designed, including headworks over the two waste depositories and a reprocessing building to sort and treat the waste.

It will be disposed of in cement-filled drums, but where these will go finally will not be decided until a National Waste Depository is created by the government.

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