Thorp: How do you make it safe?
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Sellafield: How do you make a nuclear plant safe?

The Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria, has recycled its final batch of reactor fuel. But it leaves behind a hugely toxic legacy for future generations to deal with.

So how will it be made safe?

It is a dangerous job that will take decades to complete and require a great deal of engineering ingenuity and state-of-the-art technology - some of which hasn't even been invented yet.

Reporter: Theo Leggett, video journalist: Rob Wood

  • 26 Nov 2018