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Emergency exercise – May 2018

Emergency exercise – May 2018

An emergency exercise will be held at Dounreay on the morning of Wednesday 16 May Alarms will be sounded during the course of the exercise This notice is to inform the public not to take any action when the alarms sound Please note that the exercise will also involve the use of pyrotechnics...

A year of hazard reduction

A year of hazard reduction

  The safe reduction of hazards at Dounreay during the last year is the subject of the first in a series of new films, featuring members of the team involved in Scotland’s largest decommissioning project Successes including the demolition of a reactor support complex and the start of...

Testing of Dounreay site alarm

Testing of Dounreay site alarm

The site will be testing one of its alarms on Saturday 28 April between 1000am and 400pm The site alarm may be sounded numerous times Please take no action In the event of a site emergency the alarm will sound continuously for ten...

A decade in the un-making

A decade in the un-making

Decommissioning a nuclear reactor is about more than removing the core itself and, around a decade after work started to pull apart a host of support facilities associated with Dounreay's oldest reactor, they have all gone Radioactive facilities, including a cooling pond, storage compound and...

Solid success for Dounreay team

Solid success for Dounreay team

Work has started to make safe one of the most hazardous materials left at Dounreay Highly radioactive liquid, known as raffinate, has been stored in tanks for around 20 years after being produced as a by-product of Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) fuel reprocessing Now a project to reduce the risk...

Christmas at Dounreay

Christmas at Dounreay

Dounreay closes for the festive season on Friday 22 December and re-opens on Wednesday 3 January For “out of hours” media enquiries, please call 01847 803210 and ask for the duty press officer We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and happy Christmas with best wishes...