A £7million contract to demolish Scotland’s oldest nuclear reactor is out for tender. The weekend marked the 60th anniversary of the first criticality achieved in Scotland using a test rig at Dounreay in Caithness – a nuclear term referring to the balance of neutrons in the system. Now the decommissioning team responsible for the site is marking that milestone by demolishing the oldest reactor that remains at the former fast reactor research centre. Companies are being invited to bid for a contract to demolish the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) which became Scotland’s first operational reactor in 1958.
Energy Voice 15th Aug 2017 read more »