The Studsvik Metal Recycling Facility (MRF) is the first new nuclear licensed site to be brought into operation in the UK in over 20 years. We process low level radioactive metals at the facility by a range of innovative techniques including size reduction and shot-blasting. Studsvik also has a mobile high force compactor which is based at the MRF.
Drums and ISO at MRF
Our site has been designed to support the National LLW Strategy, which in partnership with LLW Repository and the NDA we have helped to develop. By decontaminating metallic waste, the quantity of waste needing disposal at the LLWR is greatly reduced, whilst at the same time Studsvik recovers valuable metal for recycling. We have worked extensively with our regulators to ensure that everything is in place to safely operate our metals recycling service in the UK.
Proven Waste Route
The Studsvik MRF was brought into active operations in September 2009 and we have since successfully processed wastes from a wide range of public and private customers, including Sellafield, AWE, Babcock Marine, Magnox and British Energy.
Regulatory consultations are complete to allow all sites in England and Wales to consign unlimited quantities of metallic waste for recycling to the MRF. Sites in Scotland can apply for permission to do so.
The MRF assists operators to utilise the waste hierarchy and it is becoming a proven and preferred route for this service.