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Waste leak contained at Dounreay
Dounreay
Decommissioning at Dounreay is scheduled to take 30 years
An investigation has been launched into a radioactive leak which was contained in a sealed cell at the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness.

A routine check of a small storage vessel found that 4.5 litres of liquid waste had spilled inside the cell, which is designed to contain a leak.

Management said there was no exposure to the environment or staff.

However, bosses said it underlined the importance of accelerating the 2.9bn clear up of the site.

The decommissioning of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority-run site is expected to take 30 years.


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