Secretary of State meets the team decommissioning Dounreay. Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP met new graduates as they embark on science and engineering careers at Dounreay. He talked with the new starters and some of the site’s existing apprentices who are helping to take apart ageing facilities while learning critical skills that could be transferable to other industries in the future. Mr Clark also met armed officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary who protect the site 24 hours a day. His visit came after he saw the site earmarked for the UK’s first satellite launch pad located around 40 miles from the former fast reactor research site in Caithness. With decommissioning well advanced, Dounreay and its partners including the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) have worked closely with Highlands and Islands Enterprise to support the space proposal as part of efforts to ensure sustainability and growth for the area beyond the closure of the site.
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