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Classic film gets new lease of life

June 07, 2010

A classic piece of Dounreay’s heritage from the 1950s has been given a new lease of life on the Internet.

The Dounreay Sphere – Design and Construction was a technical film made for the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

It charts the construction of the giant sphere inside which Britain’s first experimental fast breeder reactor would operate.

A 25-minute version of the film has been recovered from the site’s archive and can be viewed via the video library of


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