Dounreay’s shaft to be emptied and demolished. Six contracts involving almost 30 companies and potentially worth up to £400m have been announced as part of the decommissioning of Dounreay. The site of Britain’s former centre of nuclear fast reactor research and development, near Thurso, is being demolished and cleaned up. The new contracts include dealing with the 1950s-built shaft, which plunges 65.4m (214.5ft) below ground. Radioactive waste was disposed there from 1959 until the late 1970s. An explosion in the shaft ended the practice in 1977.
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