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Thursday 22 December 2016

Dounreay Christmas Closure 2016

The site closes for the festive period at 3pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and reopens on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Dounreay pond team make the cut

Work has started to cut up the Dounreay Fast Reactor pond wall using a remotely operated saw.

Friday 4 November 2016

Appointments to the Dounreay Board

Monday 24 October 2016

Reactor shield rod first to be disposed of

Dounreay’s Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) team is celebrating a milestone in the decommissioning process, by disposing of the first component to be lifted from the reactor when it shut down.

Friday 30 September 2016

Japanese Ambassador visits Dounreay

Dounreay recently hosted a visit of senior Japanese dignitaries on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Monday 26 September 2016

Waste contract signals Dounreay’s community commitment

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract to design and build a new effluent treatment plant at Dounreay.

Friday 9 September 2016

Dounreay apprentices: You're hired

Dounreay has said “you’re hired” to ten local newcomers who have started their careers at Dounreay this week. This makes it the 61st consecutive year that apprentices have joined the site.

Friday 2 September 2016

Dounreay meets target for liquid hazard reduction

The last of the higher activity liquid waste produced during Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR)  fuel reprocessing has been made safe for future generations.

Thursday 25 August 2016

Dounreay ambassadors inspire students

Three Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassadors from Dounreay have been inspiring youngsters at a local primary school.

Monday 22 August 2016

New camera provides clear images of bowels of reactor

An off the shelf CCTV camera is providing crystal clear images from the depths of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR).

Friday 12 August 2016

Dounreay sponsors employment preparation course

Seven students have successfully completed the Ready Steady Work course sponsored by Dounreay and North Highland College.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

First class experience for Dounreay's new graduates

 Ten new graduates started their careers at Dounreay this week as the company’s graduate development programme entered its second year.

Friday 5 August 2016

Dounreay gets the NaK

The destruction of one of the highest hazards remaining in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate has been completed at Dounreay.

Thursday 28 July 2016

August 2016 bank holiday closure

Dounreay closes for the bank holiday on Monday, August 1 and re-opens on Wednesday, August 3.

Thursday 30 June 2016

Monumental move for reactor relic

After sitting pride of place in the foyer of Dounreay’s Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) for almost fifty years, the commemorative granite stone table has found a new home.

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Putting our best foot forward

Staff and contractors have walked more than three million steps around the Dounreay site to support Workout at Work day.

Monday 6 June 2016

Emergency exercise to be held at Dounreay

 An emergency exercise will be held at Dounreay on June 8.

Thursday 26 May 2016

May Bank Holiday 2016

Dounreay will close for the bank holiday on Monday, 30 May and re-opens on Wednesday, 1 June.

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Investigation to reveal site's historic secrets

Dounreay's Environmental Closure & Demolition (ECD) team is embarking on the characterisation, remediation and restoration of “Zone H2” to trial the processes necessary to deliver the Interim End State (IES).

Monday 23 May 2016

PFR sticks to simple solutions

The PFR reactor have become fairly well-known for their cost-effective use of general household items to solve decommissioning problems.

Friday 20 May 2016

Companies encouraged to consider nuclear opportunities

The 2016 ‘Meet the Buyer’ event is taking place in Dunblane on June 22.

Friday 6 May 2016

Dounreay annual exhibition

The sixteenth annual Science, Technology and Innovation exhibition is being held at Dounreay on Thursday May 26.

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Dounreay testing alarm system

The site will be testing one of the alarms on Thursday, May 5 at 5pm.  Please take no action.

Thursday 24 March 2016

Easter holiday closure

Dounreay closes for the Easter holidays on Thursday, March 24 and reopens on Tuesday, March 29.

Thursday 17 March 2016

Expert report on offshore clean-up is published

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd today welcomed publication of a report by the independent Particles Retrieval Advisory Group (Dounreay)on the effect of the offshore particle clean-up carried out between 2008 and 2012.

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Dounreay unveils plans to spend £139m in supply chain

Dounreay held its annual supply chain event this week in the Merlin Cinema, Thurso, with suppliers attending from all over the UK.

Monday 14 March 2016

DSRL Emergency Exercise

An emergency exercise will be held at Dounreay on the morning of Wednesday March 16, 2016.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Restart of cell clean-up work features in latest site newspaper

The restart of cell clean-up work in the fuel cycle area features on the front page of the February edition of Dounreay News.

Tuesday 16 February 2016

DFR clocks up thirteen years of safe working

Staff at the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) have achieved thirteen years without a lost time accident, or 4,748 days of safe working.

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Annual Review predicts job growth for Dounreay area

The Caithness and north Sutherland economy has made progress in its move away from reliance on Dounreay, according to an annual review published on Friday.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Dounreay holds supply chain event

Suppliers are invited to Dounreay’s annual supply chain event on March 8, 2016.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

New apprenticeship programme helps Dounreay tradesmen

Dounreay’s Greg Cormack and Jimmy Budge are examples of how, in its 60th year, the Dounreay apprenticeship programme is also helping our existing staff to develop their skills.

Monday 25 January 2016

NDA consults on draft strategy and business plan

The consultation period for both NDA’s draft strategy and draft business plan 2016 to 2019 runs until 15 February.

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Caithness FM Toy Appeal Donation

Collection boxes were placed in Dounreay’s Welcome Break canteen as Dounreay staff and contractors enjoyed lunches served in the run up to the Christmas break.

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