Work on cutting up part of the nuclear reactor infrastructure at Dounreay in Caithness got under way yesterday as strike action threatened to disrupt decommissioning of the site. A remotely operated saw was used to make the first cut needed for separating the concrete liner of a fuel storage “pond” from the outer structure. The next step is to cut the wall into blocks that will be wrapped and transported to the site’s waste processing and disposal facilities. Trials of the technique and operator training were previously carried out at test facilities at T3UK, a division of JGC Engineering and Technical Services, in Janetstown, and Bower.
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