Our spent fuel will be packaged in concrete casks in an interim storage facility on the Sizewell C site. The casks use shielding which will reduce the radiation to a level that poses no risk to the workforce, public or the environment.
The shielding is so effective that it is safe to touch the outside of the casks.
The casks can be stored on our site or moved to a Geological Disposal Facility. An interim storage facility with a hundred-year licence is already used for waste and spent fuel at Sizewell B.
Join Richard Parlone, Head of Radiological Protection at Sizewell B, in this video from our dry fuel store as he explains how spent fuel is managed and stored.