Berkeley nuclear power station boilers Sweden trip


Two 310-tonne steel boilers, taken from the decommissioned Berkeley nuclear power station in Gloucestershire, have begun a journey to Sweden where they will be recycled.

People lined the streets of Berkeley to watch the 22m-long (72ft) boilers begin their journey by road and river to Avonmouth, where there will be transferred to a ship.

Swedish-based Studsvik was awarded the £8m contract to recycle five of the 15 heat exchangers at the site, which ceased electricity production in 1989.

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