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'Old timers' help in demolition

Electricians work on cabling. Image: DSRL
Fifteen miles of cabling has been removed from the reactor site

Electricians who helped to build the Dounreay nuclear power plant more than 40 years ago have been brought back in to aid in its demolition.

The workers assisted in identifying cabling before it was ripped out of the site's prototype fast reactor.

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), which has dubbed the group "old timers", said 15 miles of cables have been removed.

The wiring was used to control the operation of the reactor.

Construction started on Dounreay in 1955, but work on a large prototype fast reactor began in the 1960s.

The electricians work for JGC Engineering & Technical Services.

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