Dounreay


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Dounreay

(do͞on`rā, do͞onrā`), village, Highland, N Scotland. Several nuclear breeder reactors are located nearby.

Dounreay

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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Major organization : DOUNREAY SITE RESTORATION LIMITED
The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to address the problems at Dounreay, which were revealed in the NDA's latest annual report.
About 200 job losses at Dounreay were announced in April by the company decommissioning the site.
Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), the company responsible for decommissioning the site on the north coast of Scotland, said it had identified "unacceptable behaviours and practices" by staff.
The contract for the 9m [pounds sterling] building was awarded by site clean-up contractor, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, to a team led by off-site manufacturer and main contractor, the Portakabln Group.
The Prism reactor design being offered by a US/Japan company appears to be an amalgam of the designs of the PFR and the earlier Dounreay fast reactor (DFR), with the only significant difference being the details of the fuel.
The plant was the first of the atomic factories built at Dounreay in the 1950s to be operational.
The Commission also wanted to be kept informed of efforts to isolate the so-called Dounreay Shaft, which had--notoriously--been filled with radioactive waste.
A huge reef and bank of razor-sharp rocks that form a natural defence protect Dounreay on the seaward side.
The statement came in response to a Parliamentary question from former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, who is pressing for a full ministerial statement on Dounreay and a public inquiry into the plant's safety record.
Cumbria County Council has issued a formal objection to plans by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to transport nuclear waste from Dounreay in Scotland for long-term storage at Sellafield and Drigg in West Cumbria.
Dounreay is Britain's most complex nuclear site, home to three decommissioned nuclear reactors and related waste management units, the last one of which was mothballed two years ago.