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Dounreay switches to drones

Dounreay switches to drones

Drone technology is helping Dounreay reduce the risk of accidents and save money on its inspection of buildings A camera mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle is taking over tasks previously carried out by workers on elevated work platforms Falls from height are recognised as one of the biggest...

Phase three planning application

Phase three planning application

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited has submitted a planning application to the Highland Council covering a series of decommissioning projects expected to take place between 2018 and the site’s shut down, also known as the interim end state The application, which is the last of three...

LINC registration hits a century

LINC registration hits a century

One hundred companies have registered an interest in Dounreay’s new scheme to encourage innovative decommissioning solutions within the first three months of its launch Engineering consultancies, film makers and soil remediation experts are among the variety of small and medium enterprises...

Japanese delegation visits Dounreay

Japanese delegation visits Dounreay

Sixteen visitors from the Japanese Government and nuclear industry visited Dounreay this week as part of a mission to understand the progress being made to decommission one of Europe’s most complex nuclear sites The visit was arranged by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the...

Emergency Exercise – October 2017

Emergency Exercise – October 2017

A routine emergency exercise will take place in the Dounreay west carpark on Sunday October 29 The exercise will include participation from the emergency services (Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service) as well as Dounreay emergency...

Dounreay team begins to empty reactor of nuclear material

Dounreay team begins to empty reactor of nuclear material

Work is underway to retrieve the last remaining radioactive fuel elements that have been stuck for decades inside the iconic Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) The experimental dome-shaped nuclear reactor once led the world in fast breeder technology and after it closed in 1977 most of the core fuel...