Magnox at Bradwell Site has received permission from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to undertake the removal of the barrier wing walls in the Blackwater Estuary, following a public consultation and Environmental Impact Assessment earlier this year.
The steel wing walls, which together extend 224 metres, are no longer required by Bradwell Site as they were designed to separate the discharge and intake areas of the river to prevent inefficient re-circulation of the cooling water when the site was operational.
The walls are constructed from interlocking sheet piles which will be cut by a diver below the sea bed and lifted onto pontoons so they can be transported to a waste processing facility for recycling. Once the work is complete, the river bed will be surveyed to ensure no material has been left behind and that the excavated material has been placed back into the trenches.
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