The Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at Sellafield in Cumbria, which employs around 800 workers, is to close in 2018 after current contracts are completed, it was confirmed yesterday.
What does THORPE stand for?
THORPE stands for Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant
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The SMP was designed to make new fuel from the recycled uranium and plutonium recovered from used nuclear fuel, which had been reprocessed by the nearby thermal oxide reprocessing plant (Thorp) at Sellafield.
Richard Matthews, prosecuting, said the first indication of a leak at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) was on August 24, 2004 when 50 grams of uranium was detected following a sample test.
Work was halted at the site's thermal oxide reprocessing plant (Thorp) in April after the discovery of discharge from a pipe.
Earlier projects were the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (THORP) and the Waste Packaging and Encapsulation Plant (WPEP).
The Health and Safety Executive's nuclear installations inspectorate carried out a detailed investigation into a leak of radioactive liquid inside the thermal oxide reprocessing plant in Cumbria.