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Engineers begin dismantling Dounreay's nuclear core

Engineers at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness are beginning a crucial phase in decommissioning the plant's main reactor.

When the reactor shut down in 1994, little thought appears to have gone into how the highly radioactive components in the core would be dismantled.

The plant's operators have sought advice from long-serving staff and designed special robotic tools for the job.

BBC Scotland's Craig Anderson reports from Caithness.

  • 22 Jan 2016