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NDA sets out Dounreay clean-up priorities

NDA sets out Dounreay clean-up priorities

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority today published its annual business plan, setting out the clean-up priorities at sites such as Dounreay over the next 12 months and beyond.

“This Business Plan represents a solid year of activity right across our estate with some real challenges for our contractors to deliver strong performance while meeting efficiency targets,” said NDA chief executive Tony Fountain.

Key tasks at Dounreay highlighted in the report include:

Demolition of the D1207 waste facility
Progress to decommission the redundant fuel pond at Dounreay Fast Reactor
Begin construction of low-level waste disposal facility
Complete decommissioning of the materials test reactor sentencing tanks
Support for NDA competition to find a new parent body organisation for DSRL

Site funding in 2011/12 will be up to £159 million.

“The business plan sets us real challenges to build on the solid progress we’ve made already to reduce the major hazards at Dounreay,” said DSRL managing director Simon Middlemas. “I’m confident we will continue to deliver hazard reduction safely to the NDA and move ever closer to the day when this site is safe for future generations.”

NDA publishes new business plan