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 same year the original fast reactor was closed and in 1994 the prototype fast reactor shut, leaving Dounreay carrying out only decommissioning
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 site was opened in 1955 and three reactors were built over the next 20 years the Dounreay Fast Reactor, Prototype Fast Reactor and Dounreay Materials Test Reactor.
In particular, treatment will concentrate on the UKAEA's own sodium from its prototype fast reactor.
The fish were found as the workmen tore down a pumping house at Dounreay's defunct prototype fast reactor.
At Dounreay the group toured the Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR), including the reactor hall.
A PURPOSE-BUILT drilling probe designed and tested by Dounreay's engineers is helping to decommission the site's prototype fast reactor.
Now 100 staff at the Caithness plant's prototype fast reactor have been switched to other duties.
UKAEA's original strategy was to reprocess the fuel from Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR), which was shut down in 1994.
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.
Three reactors were built on the site, the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR), Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) and the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR).
He provides a detailed overview of the inner workings of the Dounreay Fast Reactor and Prototype Fast Reactor, and there's an interesting chapter on the building of Dounreay's famous "golf ball" containment dome, which is vividly illustrated by photographs of stages of construction.
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