UK nuclear waste committee visits Dounreay

 

Members of the Commitee on Radioactive Waste Management (Corwam) and staff at the Dounreay nuclear site
Members of the Commitee on Radioactive Waste Management (Corwam) and staff at the Dounreay nuclear site

The UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (Corwam visited the Dounreay nuclear site recently to receive an update on the treatment and storage of higher activity radioactive wastes at the site.

The Committee is responsible for scrutinising and providing advice to Scottish Government ministers on their programme for managing higher activity radioactive waste in Scotland.

At Dounreay, the Committee received a number of presentations on progress being made to decommission the site and to recover and treat the radioactive waste. Members of the Committee visited the Dounreay Cementation Plant, the Intermediate Level Waste stores, and the new Low Level Waste disposal facility. Some Members visited the Dounreay Fast Reactor to see the progress that is being made in decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

Following the visit, a Corwam spokesman commented on “the clarity, enthusiasm and candidness of the facility managers who conducted the tours of the facilities and who had answered questions”.

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