Nuclear Waste Transports Through Whitehaven Rail Tunnel

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Dear Nuclear Decommissioning Authority,

How many nuclear flasks of spent fuel (or other nuclear materials) have travelled through the Bransty Tunnel at Whitehaven since December 2022

Yours faithfully,

Marianne Birkby

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Dear Marianne

 

See below response to your enquiry.

 

Please note – we cannot provide definitive figures from our systems to
answer your specific query. To be able to provide any figures in response
to your query we have assumed all services to/from Sellafield ran via the
Northern rail route (so some of the total below may not have actually
travelled via Whitehaven). We have excluded services that did not have any
flask traffic. These figures are therefore only indicative of the
transport numbers that may have travelled via the Whitehaven tunnel.

 

 

TOTAL FIGURES
1^st December 2022 – 8^th September 2023
Number of Services Ran 179
Number of Flasks (Discharged) 257
Number of Flasks (Loaded) 241

 

 

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