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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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 29, 2019-: Dounreay apprentices celebrate completion of training scheme
Dounreay's operators have been inundated with interest from firms looking to get a share of the PS400 million worth of contracts due to come on stream over the next four years.
Staff at the Dounreay plant, west of Thurso, in the Highlands, had to be moved out after what site bosses are describing as a "human error" issue.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says safety has "deteriorated" at Dounreay and warned improvements made after a fire in 2014 have not been kept up.
Safety concerns over the PS1.6billion decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear plant have been raised with UK ministers by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
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?".
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.
A FURIOUS scientist claims Dounreay nuclear plant chiefs deserve "execution" for playing with people's lives.