The “highest single remaining hazard” at a Scottish nuclear site is being removed. Work has begun on dealing with a highly radioactive liquid that has been stored in tanks at the Dounreay nuclear site, near Thurso, for about 20 years. The raffinate was produced as a by-product from the operation of the site’s Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR). The work that has started involves turning the liquid into a solid by mixing it with materials including cement, ash and lime. Before solidifying, the waste will be poured into drums.
Energy Voice 5th March 2018 read more »