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9 December 2010
Burial cairn found at nuclear dump site in Scotland

A large Bronze Age burial cairn has been uncovered at the site of a proposed £100m nuclear waste dump on the north coast of Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland. Archaeologists found no remains in the cairn or its central cist, and that suggests the 4,000-year-old site at Dounreay was robbed of its artefacts in the past.
     An archaeological survey was made on the area head of construction work on the store for low-level radioactive waste. Highland Council approved plans for the dump in 2009: it will be constructed on a former military airfield.

Edited from BBC News (7 December 2010)

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