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The science of nuclear energy
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2.3.3 Decommissioning at Dounreay

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The video shows the progress made, by 2011, of the decommissioning of the Dounreay power station in the north of Scotland, UK.

The task of dealing with the waste continues. The end date for the entire process is given as 2022–25, that is about 30 years after the last reactor closed in 1994.

You can learn more at the Dounreay decommissioning [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] website (Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, n.d.).

Next week you’ll consider the decommissioning of reactors that have malfunctioned.