CONTRACTS worth an estimated £400 million have been awarded by Dounreay as part of the ongoing decommissioning of the site. The work, which will last four years initially but could be extended for an additional three, will include major projects such as the demolition of historic laboratories and the retrieval of radioactive waste from the shaft and silo. Nuclear material was dumped there from the1950s until an explosion in the shaft ended the practice in 1977. The material will be repackaged and consigned to modern waste facilities. Dounreay’s managing director Martin Moore said: “Six framework contracts have been awarded which bring together the capabilities of at least 28 companies and their supply chains to contribute to delivery of major projects in the years ahead.
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