A controversial decision to transport spent fuel from Caithness to Sellafield has boosted turnover and profits at the company tasked with decommissioning the Dounreay nuclear power station. Dounreay Site Restoration (DSR), which is undertaking the £1.6billion decommissioning of the site for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), said it was undertaking “significant additional work” repackaging fuel for transportation to Cumbria following the NDA’s decision to move so called “exotic” fuels to Sellafield in 2013. DSR, which is owned by a consortium led by industrial engineering and aerospace giant Babcock International, saw turnover rise 10% to £209.5million in the year ended March 2016. Pre-tax profits rose 47% to £15.6million in the year, according to accounts filed at Companies House. The company also delivered a £7.1million dividend to shareholders – up from around £5million in the prior year.
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