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.
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.
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.