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More than 30,000 bricks removed from redundant plant

More than 30,000 bricks have been removed from three pits within a redundant facility as part of a project to decommission a former effluent treatment plant A scaffold platform has been constructed to allow operators, wearing full airline suits, access to remove the bricks using small...

Dounreay pond team make the cut

Dounreay pond team make the cut

Work has started to cut up the Dounreay Fast Reactor pond wall using a remotely operated saw The pond top cap is the first cut needed to separate the pond liner from the pond structure The next step is to cut the wall into blocks that will be wrapped and transported to the site’s waste...

Dounreay contractor wins prestigious new award

Profile Security Services has won a prestigious Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Supply Chain Award for its work at Dounreay The company is the first recipient of the Enhancing Capability and Capacity award, which was presented to reflect the innovation and delivery of a unique return...

Appointments to the Dounreay Board

Appointments to the Dounreay Board

Simon Middlemas OBE and Bill Root have been appointed as non-executive directors of the Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) Board Simon is well known at Dounreay, having served as the company's Director from 2006 - 2012 He remains an important figure in the local community, promoting future...

Reactor shield rod first to be disposed of

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 The 11 metre long neutron shield rod, which formed part of the shielding round the outer edge of the...

Japanese Ambassador visits Dounreay

Dounreay recently hosted a visit of senior Japanese dignitaries on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority His Excellency, Mr Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, Mr Yosuki Ishigami from the Economic Section of the Japanese Embassy and Mr Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul...