Plutonium facility clean-up captured on film
June 29, 2010
A legacy of Dounreay’s commercial venture into nuclear reprocessing has been consigned to history.
Dounreay’s unique experimental facility was built in the 1980s for research and development into the use of commercial size pulsed columns as part of the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.
It was shut down in 1991, following the Government’s cancellation of the fast reactor research programme.
Following an arduous eight-year campaign, it has been dismantled and cleaned up.