INVESTIGATIONS were undertaken to find out why Dounreay suffered a recent power failure. Managing director, Mark Rouse, mentioned the problem during his regular report at the latest virtual meeting of the Dounreay Stakeholders Group. He said work was carried out with Scottish and Southern Electricity to establish the cause of the failure. But he stressed that back-up systems “kicked in ” and power was restored.
John O’Groat Journal 24th June 2021 read more »
Work on the world’s deepest nuclear clean-up has started at Dounreay. It will involve retrieving dumped radioactive waste from a 214ft shaft dug under the Caithness site in the 1950s. The project is regarded as one of the most complex decommissioning jobs at the former fast reactor nuclear power development facility. It will also include the clean-up of a silo, which like the shaft, contains contaminated solid waste and sludge.
Press & Journal 25th June 2021 read more »