We envisage that the defuelling
programme will complete in mid to late 2019, with everyone working hard to achieve this target.
A Magnox spokeswoman said: "Around 90 people have now left Wylfa as part of the reorganisation and move to the new defuelling
Chapelcross' own nuclear rods were removed last year after a major defuelling
project and the site is currently being decommissioned.
It adds: "Further progress will be made in defuelling
at Chapelcross, Sizewell A and Dungeness A, with generation continuing at Oldbury and Wylfa.
In one, a basket of irradiated fuel elements was dropped during routine defuelling
of Reactor 3, while a worker was also exposed to an irradiated fuel dement during refuelling of Reactor 2.
Also, refuelling and defuelling
of the tank group systems shall be done simultaneously via the refuelling line, using one common coupling.
Two months earlier a "grab-release" mechanism failed during another defuelling
Meanwhile, a CASA spokesperson said that light aircraft operators must follow safety procedures when removing fuel because `there is a high explosive risk during defuelling
of aircraft` and he particularly warned against people using their mouths to start fuel syphoning due to the carcinogenic properties of the fuel.
had been carried on earlier in the day and gasoline had somehow been discharged into the harbour.
In addition, management-ignited fires on some 1,300 acres a year, mostly on the fuelly floor of Yosemite Valley, are set annually for defuelling
and wildlife-habitat enhancement purposes.
The rest of the Magnox stations are at various stages of defuelling
As per the contract to the site owner the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Magnox is in charge of the decommissioning of Berkeley, Bradwell, Chapelcross, Dungeness A, Harwell, Hinkley Point A, Hunterston A, Oldbury, Oldbury Techincal Centre, Sizewell A, Trawsfynydd and Winfrith, defuelling
at Wylfa and electricity generation at Maentwrog.