The Dounreay stock of civil separated plutonium is now safely stored at Sellafield following completion of a phased transfer programme involving a range of organisations. This means that all significant UK stocks of this material are now held at Sellafield – the centre of excellence for plutonium management. The safe and secure management of civil separated plutonium is a priority for the UK government and an important part of the NDA’s strategy. This is a major step forward in decommissioning and cleaning-up the Dounreay site in Caithness, the UK’s former centre of fast reactor research and development.
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