I’ve been thinking back over the past ten years and about the progress we have made in operations. Calder Hall has defueled two of its four reactors, the Sellafield Product and Residue Store was commissioned and among many other great achievements we have reprocessed over 7800 tonnes of fuel in our reprocessing plants despite facing some challenging situations — there aren’t many factories operating equipment and machinery that is more than 50 years old!
It hasn’t all been plain sailing and we have faced some difficult times that we can’t shy away from but what we can do is be proud of the way we recover from these incidents.
There are a lot of potential distractions at the minute, that comes with change but we are in a unique position where we should see this change as an opportunity for the future, as we move closer to reprocessing completion we will see more of our workforce mobilising across the site, moving into new areas or perhaps retraining for a new role.
We need to maintain our focus on the job in hand, we have a reprocessing mission to complete and I want us to do that with pride so that when we look back in the next ten years we can add to our list of achievements Thorp and Magnox missions complete.
Chief Operating Officer