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Dounreay scoops top safety awards

Dounreay scoops top safety awards

Dounreay has taken the top award in its sector at the British Safety Council’s prestigious international safety awards The sector awards recognise best practice across 13 different industries after scrutiny by a panel of independent adjudicators The nuclear decommissioning company was also...

Site emergency exercise

Site emergency exercise

The annual site emergency demonstration exercise will take place at Dounreay on Wednesday 17 May 2017 The Dounreay site alert will be sounded during the course of the exercise The exercise will also involve the use of pyrotechnics and members of the public may hear loud bangs and see...

Behind the scenes at Dounreay

Behind the scenes at Dounreay

A new film is offering a unique insight to the work going on to take apart one of the most complex nuclear sites in Europe The video, produced by local filmmaker Jill Innes, goes behind the scenes at Dounreay, which was once the UK’s centre of fast reactor...

Easter holiday closure 2017

Easter holiday closure 2017

Dounreay closes for the Easter holidays on Thursday, 13 April and reopens on Tuesday, 18 April For out of hours media enquiries please call 01847 803210 and ask for the duty press...

Future work programme

Future work programme

The clean-up of the nuclear estate is a key priority for both the Scottish and United Kingdom governments. Dounreay’s decommissioning is well established with the site due to reach an interim end state by the early 2030s.

Robot demolishes final cell

Robot demolishes final cell

The final internal structure has been dismantled within the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) support building complex which now allows the building to be demolished.