Dounreay


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Dounreay

(ˌduːnˈreɪ)
n
(Placename) the site in N Scotland of a nuclear power station, which contained the world's first fast-breeder reactor (1962–77). A prototype fast-breeder operated from 1974 until 1994: a nuclear fuel re-processing plant has also operated at the site
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Contract Notice: The scope of the works is for the construction of a new shielded Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) Drum Store Extension and an Unshielded Waste Store Extension for shielded waste containers to the existing Dounreay Cementation Plant (DCP) complex.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says safety has "deteriorated" at Dounreay and warned improvements made after a fire in 2014 have not been kept up.
6billion decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear plant have been raised with UK ministers by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
A FIRE at the Dounreay nuclear plant resulted in an "unauthorised" release of radioactivity, an investigation has found.
Dounreay Site Restoration Limited said they had identified "unacceptable practices" by staff.
The first nuclear facility of its kind to be reportedly built using modular construction has been handed over and Is now undergoing active commissioning at Dounreay In Scotland.
When the prototype fast reactor (PFR) at Dounreay was shut down in 1994 the question I asked was "how long would it be before we would be buying designs of similar reactors from the US, Taiwan or Japan?
DEMOLITION of the oldest Dounreay nuclear fuel plant has begun, making it the first of its kind in Britain to be completely decommissioned.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority was penalised over an incident at Dounreay in Caithness.
SCOTLAND'S Dounreay nuclear plant needs to update its airborne radiation monitoring systems, a European Commission inspection report has concluded.
Our investigators showed how easy it is to get close to the giant Dounreay nuclear reprocessing plant in the north of Scotland - by walking to within 100 feet of the huge reactor.
Energy Minister Mike O'Brien commented that preventative measures taken t o deal with nuclear waste at Dounreay nuclear site at Caithness had failed to protect the environment in the past.