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Plutonium facility clean-up captured on film

Plutonium facility clean-up captured on film

A legacy of Dounreay’s commercial venture into nuclear reprocessing has been consigned to history.

Part of the clean-up was captured on film, and has been posted on Dounreay’s online video library, and on YouTube.

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.