NDA sets out clean-up goals for Dounreay

Dounreay’s owners today published for consultation their 2011/12 business plan, which includes a summary of key decommissioning tasks to be completed next year.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s list of targets for the site licence company DSRL to deliver next year include:

  • Drain, decontaminate and seal the fuel storage ponds at Dounreay Fast Reactor
  • Removal of DFR breeder
  • Begin first phase of new low-level waste vaults
  • Support NDA in the competition for a new parent body organisation for DSRL

Planned expenditure for 2011/2012 at Dounreay is £159 million

Other key decommissioning projects highlighted by NDA in the plan for next year include:

  • Demolition of the old waste treatment plant known as D1207
  • Complete 305 of the estimated 335 batches of liquid metal from the primary coolant of DFR
  • Complete all design work for the new installation of the new active analysis lab
  • Complete decommissioning of the Dounreay Material Test Reactor ancillary building sentencing tanks
  • Agree and formally modify regulatory milestones based on the flat £150 million funding scenario

NDA publishes draft business plan for consultation