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Bradwell Power Station

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Bradwell power station an area of 20 hectares covered by the nuclear site licence, this power station operated from 1962 until 2002 when it ceased electricity generation. Defuelling completed in 2006.

Work continues to prepare this site for entry into Care and Maintenance.


Age Operated from 1962 - 2002
Site Stakeholder Group Bradwell Site Stakeholder Group
Site Licensee Magnox Limited
Parent Body Organisation Energy Solutions Inc
Status Decommissioning and Termination
Cost - Lifetime
(total discounted nuclear liability)

 * The costs of discharging the nuclear liability will be incurred over a significant period of time. To take account of the time value of money, the costs are "discounted" back to a present value. Effectively this is the amount that would need to be invested today, at a set rate of interest (the discount rate) in order to pay for the liability in the future as it falls due.

Year Key Activities

2083 -

Final site clearance


Site enters Care and Maintenance phase
During this stage the reactor is left to cool. Most of the structures are removed, and the reactor building is left ina safe state which requires minimum supervision, until final site clearance.


Turbine Hall deplanted and demolished


Partial drain down of cooling pond


Once a site has finished operating and the fuel has cooled down it can beremoved and taken to Sellafield for reprocessing.

Progress against this year's targets

Status as at end of financial year 2012/13 (Progress against Quarter 1 of 2013/14 will be reported in July 2013)

Site Restoration

Target Status Commentary

Continued pilecap de-plant

On target

2012/13 target complete

Dessicant retrieval complete

On target

2012/13 target complete

Ponds centre bay drained and stabilised

On target

2012/13 target complete

Integrated Waste Management

Target Status Commentary

Commence FED retrieval and dissolution

Behind target

The target dates  for both FED targets were very challenging and have been missed.  Progress on construction progressing to a July 2013 completion.


Complete active commissioning of aqueous discharge abatement plant

Behind target

The revised schedule indicates plant will not be complete to meet this target due to design and manufacturing delays. This will not stop the site entering Care & Maintenance as planned.

Critical Enablers

Target Status Commentary

Capture lessons learned for application to other Magnox sites (lead and learn)

On target

2012/13 target complete


Safety and Environmental Performance

Status as at end of financial year 2012/13 (Progress against Quarter 1 of 2013/14 will be reported in July 2013)

Nuclear Safety
Industrial Safety
Environmental Safety