Sunday, December 31, 2006

The purpose of this blog:

The purpose of this blog is to allow myself and a group of other student who are working on a project on Nuclear Power to combine our resources and information gathered in order to further our project goals.
-Rory Glynn

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Sellafields reprocessing plant.

Is anyone reporting on Sellafields reprocessing plant?
Because if its goin unused I'll include it in my report.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


To Examine the Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Day-To-Day Running of Sellafield Power Station.

Rory Glynn
Graham Langton
James McNally
Niall Molloy

Lecturer: Eddie Conlon
Subject: Communication Studies
Submission Date: 14th December 2005

British Nuclear Group (2005) SELLAFIELD New Construction Projects, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Central Office of Information’s Reference Division (1976) Nuclear energy in Britain, London, H.M.S.O.
Farmer,F.R. (1977) Nuclear reactor Safety, New York and London, Academic Press.
“History of Sellafield” (nd) [online] Available: [2005, Dec.13]
“Irish CND page on Sellafield” (nd) [online] Available: [2005, Dec.13]
Kenny,C. (2003) Fearing Sellafield, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan.
Martiniussen,E. (2003) Report 8: 2003 - Sellafield, Norway, The Bellona Foundation
Nuclear clean-up costs soar (2005) Professional Engineering, Vol. 18 Issue 15, p.17.
Richard, B. (1997) “The efficient transport and storage of nuclear waste”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Volume 176, Issues 1-2, p.187-189
Seeing inside Sellafield's reactors (2004) Process Engineering, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p12.
Sellafield decommissioning sparks job fears (2004) Professional Engineering, Vol. 17 Issue 20, p.4.
“Sellafield-Reprocessing plant Sellafield” (nd) [online] Available: [2005, Dec.13]
Turvey,F.J. and Hone,C. (1996) Storage of liquid high-level radioactive waste at Sellafield: an examination of safety documentation, Dublin, Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland.

Monday, November 21, 2005


Overall Objective:



Rory Glynn: To explain the operation of Sellafields nuclear reactor.

Niall Molloy: To Analyse the construction and maintenance techniques incorporated in the day to day running of The Sellafield Nuclear Power Station.

Graham Langton: To explain the operation of the nuclear power plant Sellafield.

James Mc Nally: To examine the safety and control procedures needed to operate Sellafield.

Thursday, November 10, 2005


1. All group members must give their full commitment to the project.

2. All group members must contribute equally.

3. All absences must be excused prior to the meeting.

4. When a meeting is arranged everyone must be on time.

5. Work must be submitted on time.

6. Do not get caught up in the over complicated, remember to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid).

7. Do not copy stuff straight off the internet (until you have read all of it and at least one other source).

8. Check your emails and the postings on regularly.

9. Avoid the urge to physically harm your fellows.

10. Follow all the rules.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005