BASF in a separate statement said that it has doubled metal recycling capabilities at its plant in Gloucestershire, UK with the installation and start-up of a milling and decanning
The Magnox Storage and Decanning
Facility was constructed during the 1950s and 1960s as part of the UK's expanding nuclear program.
Shattercone collects the converters, decanning
(crushing) the catalyst before sampling and smelting it to recover the platinum, palladium and rhodium encased in the converter.
The main sources of metallic ILW in the UK are the decanning
of the spent nuclear fuel elements and those already accumulated at nuclear sites as legacy radioactive waste aluminium.
BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning
equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant s production capacity.