Work is progressing on taking apart one of the “highest hazards” in the UK civil nuclear industry. The Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) is housed inside the dome at Dounreay, near Thurso in Caithness. The DFR is being dismantled as part of work to decommission the wider experimental nuclear power complex. Workers have just completed the removal of one of hundreds of concrete blocks from one of two pits that were used to shield against radiation in the DFR. Resembling swimming pools and called ponds, the 6m (19.8ft) deep pits were once filled with water and protected people working in the DFR from radiation emitted from spent fuel.
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