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Radioactive Dounreay fast breeder nuclear reactor site dangerous for over 300 years

the whole 150-acre Dounreay site is likely to remain closed to the public for almost 300 years after it is decommissioned because of continuing contamination.

Doomsday for Dounreay dome as site is too costly to develop – Herald Scotland David Ross, 17 Sep 2010“……… plans are being finalised to demolish the Dounreay’s nuclear reactor’s iconic golf- ball dome.However, it won’t go for another 20 years, and the whole 150-acre Dounreay site is likely to remain closed to the public for almost 300 years after it is decommissioned because of continuing contamination.
…………Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) , the body in charge of the decommissioning of the Caithness site, yesterday published plans to leave in place a cultural legacy of Britain’s 20th-century experiment with fast breeder nuclear reactors when the site itself has been flattened
…………….“Many of the remaining properties, including the sphere, continue to perform important roles in the containment of nuclear hazards until we can complete their decommissioning. But many are rotten with radioactivity …….

DSRL expects to take until 2032 to complete the clean-out and demolition of the remaining facilities. The dome is likely to be one of the last to be removed.DSRL said it would look at ways to recycle as much of the 1600 tonnes of steel possible, with any that could not be reused being sent for disposal as low-level radioactive waste……….

Doomsday for Dounreay dome as site is too costly to develop – Herald Scotland | News | Home News

September 17, 2010 - Posted by | decommission reactor, UK | , , , , , ,

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