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Commissioner rules on nuclear storage information

In March 2006, a journalist requested 11 documents from UKAEA that related to safety working parties and the arrangements for storage of nuclear and fissile materials at Dounreay UKAEA provided four documents but withheld seven on the grounds of national security The applicant subsequently appealed...

NDA bosses see major hazard being destroyed

NDA bosses see major hazard being destroyed

The two men in charge of Britain's nuclear clean-up programme have seen how one of their biggest hazards is being destroyed at Dounreay Nuclear Decommissioning Authority chairman Stephen Henwood and chief executive Ian Roxburgh stepped inside the site's experimental fast reactor Mr Henwood - on his...

Investigation at old diffuser continues

Investigation at old diffuser continues

Divers took to the sea on April 15 to investigate the old subsea diffuser system that was used to discharge radioactive effluent from Dounreay until 1998 The work will produce information about the rock above the old diffuser chamber and contamination levels to permit assessment on how to...

Dounreay staff learn from American experience

Staff from Dounreay travelled to the USA to learn from the decommissioning and regeneration experiences of American nuclear decommissioning Senior managers and union representatives visited Idaho and Hanford and were given a first hand account of the issues faced by both plants in planning the...

Drive-through building site keeps Dounreay open

One of the most challenging projects carried out at Dounreay has involved not a drop of radioactive waste The task facing the project team and its contractor, Pentland Construction, was to carry out a £1 million upgrade of the secure entrance to the site – and keep it open around the...

Grout curtain in place around shaft

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