Japanese nuclear industry bosses to learn lessons from multi-million-pound Dounreay decommissioning project. A Highland councillor has forged links with Japanese nuclear industry bosses to share knowledge of the multi-million pound Dounreay decommissioning project. As part of the nuclear sector deal, to foster ever-stronger links between the British and Japanese nuclear industry, Councillor Struan Mackie – the deputy chairmain of the Dounreay Stakeholder Group – undertook a five-day visit to discuss the impact of nuclear decommissioning on local communities with stakeholders in Tsuruga City. The visit included two days in Tsuruga, the home of the Japanese Atomic Energy Agencies fast-reactor Monju. It is generally regarded as a “partner plant” to Dounreay. The trip, supported by the British Embassy, also included a formal meeting with Tsuruga City’s Mayor Takanoby Fuchikami and the delivery of a speech on the Caithness and North Sutherland Community at the British Embassy. Mr Mackie said: “The expertise developed by the Caithness and North Sutherland workforce is well known and highly valued by the Japanese. “I was amazed at how knowledgeable the delegates were of the Dounreay site and the decommissioning progress being made by the workforce.
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A CAITHNESS councillor has visited Japan to discuss the impact of nuclear decommissioning on communities. Councillor Struan Mackie, deputy chairman of the Dounreay Stakeholder Group, who represents Thurso and Northwest Caithness on Highland Council, spent five days in the country as part of the nuclear sector deal to foster stronger links between the British and Japanese nuclear industries and spoke with stakeholders in Tsuruga city, Fukui prefecture.
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