The Dounreay nuclear reactor site is to be levelled by services firm Cavendish Nuclear. The multi-million pound contract, awarded by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, will see Cavendish Nuclear “dismantle and demolish” the site in the final phase of decommissioning. Cavendish Nuclear said it expects to take three years to complete the removal of the reactor. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s director of nuclear operations, Alan Cumming, said: “The start of the work to demolish the DMTR represents a significant step in our mission to decommission and clean-up the legacy from the very earliest days of the UK’s nuclear industry.” Dounreay became Scotland’s first operating reactor when it achieved criticality in 1958. It was used for irradiation tests on materials until its shutdown in 1969.
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Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a three-year, multi-million pound contract to dismantle and demolish the oldest reactor on the Dounreay site in Scotland, the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR). The award of the contract followed a competitive tendering exercise.
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