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Store could hold radioactive waste at Dounreay for 100 years

A store capable of holding radioactive waste for up to 100 years has been proposed for the Dounreay nuclear site.

The £23m building at the Caithness site could hold 2,800 500-litre drums.

The store has been proposed as an extension to a cementation plant where drums of waste are filled with a grout to reduce levels of radioactivity.

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited has applied for planning permission for the new store and hopes to start the building work next year.

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