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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Seven Dounreay apprentices have received their indenture certificates at a special event to mark the successful conclusion of their 4-year training programme.
Site licence company Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) is staging a supply chain event on September 4 to showcase the opportunities available to sub-contractors.
Dounreay is jointly hosting this event with all of the companies that have been appointed a Decommissioning Services Framework contract.
The incident took place on June 7 but details were only released publicly on Wednesday at a meeting of the Dounreay Stakeholder Group.
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.
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 Commission also wanted to be kept informed of efforts to isolate the so-called Dounreay Shaft, which had--notoriously--been filled with radioactive waste.
Dounreay's reactor and storage sites are built next to the sea, within a few yards of the beach.
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.
In a shocking dossier he has branded Dounreay bosses "cowboys".