Work on Dounreay’s newest radioactive waste store has reached a new level with the completion of what has been described as a “mega” concrete pour. The construction project was one of the first at the site to restart in June following the easing of lockdown restrictions. A 60-strong team had to learn Covid-compliant ways of working, sometimes in close proximity with each other, to keep themselves and their colleagues safe. Since then they have poured 1500 tonnes of concrete and the building walls have now risen to above the first-floor level. Just before Christmas the team embarked on the biggest concrete pour of the project so far, working for nine hours to lay the floor slab in the crane maintenance bay (CMB) on the first floor of the building, with 27 lorries delivering 425 tonnes of concrete. An overnight shift completed the job. It will hold drums of waste in safe long-term storage in accordance with Scottish Government policy.
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