Magnox wins national recycling award

Magnox has won the construction recycler of the year category at the National Recycling Awards, for its industry-leading approach to waste management at Bradwell Site in Essex.

Bradwell, the former nuclear power station, which is operated by Magnox on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), is currently being decommissioned. The site’s winning submission outlined how it deals with a range of radiological and non-radiological waste streams.

Last year, the site recycled 95 per cent of the 11,000 tonnes of non-radiological waste produced and minimised the amount of radiological waste generated by the decommissioning programme.

This safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible approach waste management has resulted in significant cost savings by avoiding the costs associated with waste disposal and through the sale of recyclable materials such as metals.

Jim Buckley, Waste Manager, said: “Bradwell takes its waste management responsibilities very seriously and it’s great for the team to be recognised for our work in this area.  Magnox is leading the way in UK decommissioning and waste management is a key part of this.”
Magnox Waste Director, John Collinson, added: “Magnox’s approach to waste management is key to its strategy for decommissioning. The techniques and approaches pioneered at Bradwell will shape how we carry out similar work across the UK.”

Former England rugby player and star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Austin Healy, presented the award to members of the Bradwell waste team at the award ceremony.

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