A New Plant at Capenhurst.
Having spent almost One Billion pounds, and over four years late to complete, the new URENCO tailings plant at Capenhurst is opening this month.
The plant will convert the highly dangerous Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride [ Hex ] stored at the plant in to Uranium Oxide.
Depleted Uranium Hex is a highly toxic radioactive substance, which is corrosive to most metals, and should never be exposed to water.
It is estimated that the new plant will operate until 2052.
The depleted Uranium Hex at the Capenhurst plant was created as a part of the Uranium enrichment process, which is still being used to create more nukiller fuel rods.
In turn these fuel rods becomes highly radioactive nukiller waste, which adds to the existing radioactive problems at both Sellafield and Drigg.
There is just no need to produce energy this way.
While the Capenhurst URENCO uranium enrichment plant is still in operation, it will continue contributing towards the making of yet more nukiller fuel, and thus much more highly radioactive waste.
Our continuing Demand.
We call for the closure of all uranium enrichment plants, and an end to the nukiller power industry.
An open letter to URENCO upon the opening of new Capenhurst Tailings facility.
We will be producing an open statement about this facility,which will be read outside of the Capenhurst plant on Saturday June 22nd.
More details will be published about this in the next couple of weeks.