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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The first 'fast reactor' was started in 1962, and in 1975 the revolutionary Prototype Fast Reactor was launched
NHS Highland confirmed a male sub- contractor working at Dounreay's prototype fast reactor was admitted to Caithness General Hospital in Wick, before being transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with "probable meningitis".
The fish were found as the workmen tore down a pumping house at Dounreay's defunct prototype fast reactor.
Now 100 staff at the Caithness plant's prototype fast reactor have been switched to other duties.
Dr Nelson accepted yesterday that too many highly-skilled scientists and engineers had been allowed to take "golden handshake" early retirements in the early 1990s in the wake of the closure of Dounreay's main Prototype Fast Reactor in 1984.
The 25lb fish were discovered by Atomic Energy Authority workers who were draining a concrete pond at Dounreay's now-closed Prototype Fast Reactor.
You could listen to Colin Gregory, Dounreay's head of technology and formerly in charge of the Prototype Fast Reactor, explaining that more people have been injured playing football at Dounreay than anything else.
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