The Cavendish Dounreay Partnership (CDP) has successfully removed 700kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Dounreay in Northern Scotland. The CDP is a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs and AECOM that owns that Dounreay site under contract from the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). CDP in partnership with the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) transferred the HEU to the US. The HEU from the site will be down-blended in the US as fuel for civil nuclear reactors. The US will send a different form of HEU to Europe, which will be used as research reactor fuel and in the production of medical isotopes. The transfer of the HEU honours the UK government’s commitment to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.
Power Technology 8th May 2019 read more »