An ingenious demolition technique is being used to remove the tallest structure at Europe's oldest nuclear facility.

The engineering team entrusted with the demolition of a high-rise chimney at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in Cumbria is making use of a self-climbing platform to ensure that the challenging process is safely and successfully completed. The 61-metre high chimney stands on top of a reprocessing plant which itself rises to a height of…