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First cut out of reactor pond wall

The first block of concrete has been removed from the structure of one of Dounreay’s cooling ponds – representing a major first step in demolishing the redundant giant chamber.

The search is on for top apprentices

The search is on for top apprentices

Dounreay has launched its latest search for new apprentices in Caithness – marking the 62nd year that young people will have kick-started their career at the site The company has a proud history of recruiting high calibre local candidates, with more than 1,000 young people joining the scheme...

Dounreay staff raises £6k for Christmas charities

Dounreay staff raises £6k for Christmas charities

Dounreay staff dug deep into their pockets in December to support a local children’s gift appeal They raised £3,500 for the Caithness FM Christmas gift appeal fund at the site’s Christmas lunches  The charity, which is run by local radio station Caithness FM, donates Christmas gifts for...

Dounreay Christmas Closure 2016

The site closes for the festive period at 3pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and reopens on Wednesday 4 January 2017 For “out of hours” media enquiries, please call 01847 803210 and ask for the duty press officer  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new...

More than 30,000 bricks removed from redundant plant

More than 30,000 bricks have been removed from three pits within a redundant facility as part of a project to decommission a former effluent treatment plant A scaffold platform has been constructed to allow operators, wearing full airline suits, access to remove the bricks using small...

Dounreay pond team make the cut

Dounreay pond team make the cut

Work has started to cut up the Dounreay Fast Reactor pond wall using a remotely operated saw The pond top cap is the first cut needed to separate the pond liner from the pond structure The next step is to cut the wall into blocks that will be wrapped and transported to the site’s waste...