Decommissioning Projects

The experimental nature of many of its redundant facilities means the clean-up and demolition requires innovation as well as great care.

Site closure involves:

  • Cleaning out and demolishing redundant nuclear and non-nuclear facilities
  • Segregating and packaging the radioactive and non-radioactive wastes for long-termĀ storage or disposal
  • Removing nuclear fuels that can be used again elsewhere
  • Leaving the site and its environment in a condition that is safe for future generations

Dounreay is recognised as the most complex nuclear site closure project in Europe.

The skills and enterprise it fosters are giving Scottish companies a platform to compete in the global decommissioning market.