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Dounreay’s oldest reactor to be demolished

Dounreay’s oldest reactor to be demolished

It is 60 years this weekend since the first criticality was achieved in Scotland using a test rig at Dounreay Now the decommissioning team responsible for the site is marking that milestone by taking a major step towards demolishing the oldest reactor that remains at the former fast reactor...

Graduates kick start their career at Dounreay

Graduates kick start their career at Dounreay

Graduates from as far afield as Portugal and London arrived in Caithness this week to kick start their career at Dounreay Ten new recruits have started on the two-year graduate scheme with educational backgrounds as diverse as engineering, law and digital forensics and ethical hacking Chief...

August holiday closure 2017

August holiday closure 2017

Dounreay closes for the August holidays on Friday, 4 August and reopens on Wednesday, 9 August For out of hours media enquiries please call 01847 803210 and ask for the duty press...

Workforce film puts safety first

Workforce film puts safety first

Decommissioning workers at Dounreay have united to provide a vital reminder to colleagues about the personal responsibility that everyone holds when it comes to safety They have produced a new film with some simple messages about what motivates them to go home safely every day The former fast...

A year of hazard reduction: Making progress at Dounreay

A year of hazard reduction: Making progress at Dounreay

Progress across Dounreay’s decommissioning programme is being showcased in a new film and brochure highlighting the team’s successes during 2016-17 Some of the highest hazards that remained in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate, including liquid metal coolant from the Dounreay Fast...

Dounreay Phase 3 Planning

Dounreay Phase 3 Planning

A planning application will be submitted to Highland Council later this year to cover the next phase of planning at the Dounreay site Planning permission from 2018 to the shutdown of the site, also known as the interim end state, is the third phase of the planning required for the Dounreay...