The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) visited Dounreay, Britain’s former centre of nuclear fast reactor research and development. Members received a number of presentations on progress being made to decommission the site and in particular the proposals for recovering and treatment of the radioactive waste around the Shaft and Silo. They also took the opportunity to revisit the Dounreay Cementation Plant, the Intermediate Level Waste stores, and the Low Level Waste disposal facility operating successfully since its opening in 2016. Sir Nigel Thrift, Chair to the CoRWM commented on “the impressive levels of commitment and professionalism of the whole team at Dounreay” adding “how useful the visits are in understanding the practical delivery of a highly complex programme of decommissioning”.
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