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Japanese Ambassador visits Dounreay

Dounreay recently hosted a visit of senior Japanese dignitaries on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority His Excellency, Mr Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, Mr Yosuki Ishigami from the Economic Section of the Japanese Embassy and Mr Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul...

Waste contract signals Dounreay’s community commitment

Waste contract signals Dounreay’s community commitment

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract to design and build a new effluent treatment plant at Dounreay The agreement signals a landmark move for the Caithness site as the first to incorporate socio-economic commitments following the introduction of a new procurement policy earlier this...

Dounreay apprentices: You’re hired

Dounreay apprentices: You’re hired

Dounreay has said “you’re hired” to ten local newcomers who have started their careers at Dounreay this week This makes it the 61st consecutive year that apprentices have joined the site The four-year apprenticeship scheme allows the successful applicants to gain on the job experience and...

Dounreay meets target for liquid hazard reduction

Dounreay meets target for liquid hazard reduction

The last of the higher activity liquid waste produced during Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR)  fuel reprocessing has been made safe for future generations It is an important milestone in the immobilisation of the historic liquid waste, known as raffinate, created from reprocessing undertaken during...

Dounreay ambassadors inspire students

Dounreay ambassadors inspire students

Three Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassadors from Dounreay have been inspiring youngsters at a local primary school The Technical directorate encouraged Andrew Dunnett, Greg McEwan and Susan Bunch to become involved with STEM Local STEM coordinator Pat Keiran explained...

New camera provides clear images of bowels of reactor

New camera provides clear images of bowels of reactor

An off the shelf CCTV camera is providing crystal clear images from the depths of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) Fifty years on from the construction of PFR, the reactor decommissioning team is viewing footage that will enable it to pull apart the innards of the second and last fast...