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£15m recycling deal for nuclear power station

The remaining ten disused boilers at a nuclear power station in Gloucestershire will be recycled as part of a £15m deal.

Decommissioning firm Studsvik will transport the ten 300-tonne heat exchangers from the Magnox Berkeley site to its processing site in Sweden for recycling. The first five were removed in March and are currenlty being treated by Studsvik.

The boilers were used to produce electricity at the plant before it ceased operation in 1989. Studsvik signed the deal with LLW Repository, which is acting on behalf of Magnox for the procurement and contract management of the project.

Studsvik will dismantle, decontaminate and recycle the heat exchangers and other large components, and is scheduled to complete the process during 2014.

Steve McNally, Magnox Site Director for Berkeley site, said: “The removal of these boilers will be another important step in preparing the site for entry into Care & Maintenance.”

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