Friday, October 21, 2011

Nuclear site is 'minor' - leak

Friday, October 21, 2011
8. October 2011-11: 36 GMT state Dounreay Dounreay in Caithness is demolished in a ? 2 billion project will radioactive material is leaked at the site of the former Dounreay nuclear power station of Caithness, was confirmed.

Radioactive liquid waste water is within a treatment facility have leaked.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said the leak was smaller and not get outside of the system.

SEPA has launched an investigation. Dounreay is currently a ? 2 billion of off operating the legislative process.

Dounreay site restoration limited (DSRL) said, that no one was threatened by the incident.

The local SNP MSP praised the staff dealing with the leak, but repeated his opposition to nuclear energy.

Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, represents, said: "thank God, have no staff of Dounreay in this incident was injured and I hope, that the investigation will insure the environment the public will not be affected."

"These events underline both the complexity of the decommissioning processes and the opportunity to the errors still can be made."

"Nuclear energy has no place in a secure Scotland."

Liquid waste

Dounreay was generated in the 1950s as an experimental nuclear power, the complex, but no electricity since 1994.

Radioactive liquid waste water occurs when a reactor and associated equipment are cleaned.

The sewage treatment plant in Dounreay removes some radioactivity of the waste liquid as part of the process.

A section of the treatment plant is closed for investigation.

DSRL is dealing with 100 tonnes of breeder material.

The fuel is safely stored will, while still the dismantling of the site.

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