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Breakthroughs in Hazard Reduction

Breakthroughs in Hazard Reduction

UKAEA is on course to hand over the clean-up of Dounreay to a subsidiary company on April 1 on the back of significant progress during March to reduce the major hazards at the site The site has reported breakthroughs in all three areas where funds from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority are...

Camera watches sodium drain from reactor

Camera watches sodium drain from reactor

Dounreay’s Prototype Fast Reactor has now been drained of all 1500 tonnes of liquid metal that once flowed through its primary and secondary circuits The last batch of hazardous sodium has been transferred from the base of the reactor vessel and is now being destroyed in a purpose-built...

Gone in 90 seconds

It's already been cut from 100 years to 25 years Now, the timescale for cleaning up and knocking down Dounreay has been accelerated to just 90 seconds in a new video showing how the site will look when decommissioning is complete The animated flyover shows how the site will disappear over the...

Local firm awarded major contract

Local engineering firm JGC Engineering & Technical Services Ltd has been awarded a major contract vital to the environment and decommissioning of the Dounreay site Following a competitive tendering exercise UKAEA awarded the £74 million contract to the local firm to replace the current...