Sue visited Studsvik’s Metal Recycling Facility at Lillyhall, near Workington, to see the work they do in contributing to the clean-up of Britain’s low level nuclear waste (LLW) from sites including Sellafield.
The facility provides an alternative to burying LLW at the repository near Drigg. It plays an important role in the clean-up of Britain’s nuclear power programme, with good road and rail links, and it is in close proximity to the Port of Workington.
Studsvik is a nuclear licensed site offering the nuclear industry a safe and efficient way of dealing with the half a million tonnes of LLW in Britain. In the six years that Studsvik have been operating in West Cumbria, they have put millions into the local economy and the site currently employs 20 people.
Sue visited the viewing gallery overlooking the inside of the facility, met with Studsvik’s employees, and heard about Studsvik’s socioeconomic contribution, including sponsorship of local sports teams and support for community initiatives.