For more than half a century, it represented one of the major radiological hazards in the UK nuclear industry. Now, highly radioactive waste from Britain’s earliest experiment with fast breeder reactors has been made safe for future generations in a landmark for hazard reduction at Dounreay. Underground tanks used to store the waste liquor from reprocessing of fuel irradiated in the Dounreay Fast Reactor have been emptied and their contents immobilised in cement, more than half a century after the first fuel was reprocessed. It has been described as a landmark in hazard reduction by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which inherited the waste in 2005.
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