Hundreds of jobs at Dounreay have been safeguarded following the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s announcement it will take over the Caithness plant. Site owners the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership Ltd (CDP) announced back in April they were to shed nearly half of the workforce at Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), potentially leading to 560 redundancies. The announcement came as the NDA attempted to terminate CDP’s contract in a bid to take over the running of the site. Those proposals were put on hold as the Caithness site was placed into coronavirus lockdown, suspending all clean-up activities. Now, NDA is staking its claim for the fast reactor complex, announcing DSRL will become a “wholly-owned subsidiary” of the organisation next year. Local politicians said they had been offered assurances the move would prevent job cuts, but would be monitoring Dounreay closely.
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