Dounreay(redirected from Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment)
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Dounreay(do͞on`rā, do͞onrā`), village, Highland, N Scotland. Several nuclear breeder reactors are located nearby.
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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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