Pile Fuel Cladding Silo
RPS is assisting Sellafield Ltd with the safety cases necessary to safely decommission the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo. This facility is over 50 years old and holds over 3,200 cubic metres of intermediate level waste. The next stage in the programme is to safely retrieve the waste and store it in compact units.
RPS supported the preparation of the Operational Safety Case for the silo and its revision as modifications to the facility are made. We are also providing support to enable the safety case to be made for waste retrieval, helping to overcome the facilities specific challenges including high levels of argon gas and working in a congested area.