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The world’s deepest nuclear clean-up – the Dounreay shaft

 A £20m contract has been awarded as part of work to clean-up one of the
most challenging features of the Dounreay nuclear power site.

Called the shaft, it plunges 65.4m (214.5ft) below ground and was used for disposing
of radioactive waste. The practice, which started in 1959, ended in 1977
following an explosion inside the structure.

Cavendish Nuclear has been
awarded the contract to build a container handling facility. Waste from the
shaft, and another part of Dounreay called the silo, will be placed in 500
litre drums for storage. Tackling the shaft has been dubbed the world’s
deepest nuclear clean-up by Dounreay’s operators.

 BBC 7th Dec 2022

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czr4gr4nn8yo

December 9, 2022 - Posted by | UK, wastes

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