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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...

Festive workers pledge £10k to good causes

Festive workers pledge £10k to good causes

Generous workers at Dounreay have pledged a staggering £10,000 to good causes in the run up to Christmas Caithness Foodbank received a welcome boost this week when a cheque for £3,225 was handed over after donations were collected during the site’s festive lunches More than 1,500 meals were...

Major contract to support next stage of Dounreay clean-up

Major contract to support next stage of Dounreay clean-up

Construction of a new facility to support the decommissioning of reactors and demolition of historic active laboratories are just two of Dounreay's major projects expected to be delivered as part of a new framework agreement, potentially worth up to £400 million, which is being published in the...

Brakes are off as reactor clean-up moves forward

Brakes are off as reactor clean-up moves forward

Engineers at Dounreay have raided a scrap car and a kitchen can opener to help decommission one of the site’s reactors The handbrake from a vintage 1968 Ford Cortina has been used to help steer a camera, attached to wheels taken from can openers, into the Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) where a...

Dounreay site closure

Dounreay site closure

Due to the severe weather conditions the Dounreay site is closing at 1pm to non-essential personnel today (December 7th) The site is expected to be open as normal tomorrow (Friday December 8th) Staff should telephone the adverse weather helpline for updates Tel: 0800 16 999 66 (or 01847...

Footage shows Dounreay Fast Reactor element removal

Footage shows Dounreay Fast Reactor element removal

Never seen before footage of Dounreay workers removing the last remaining radioactive fuel elements from one of the site’s iconic reactors has been made available in a new film Work started earlier this year to remove material which has been stuck inside Dounreay Fast Reactor for several...