The Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) was built in 1957 at Dounreay near Thurso. The site is next to, but operated separately from, the civilian experimental nuclear power complex at Dounreay. The civilian nuclear power plant is already in the process of being demolished. Vulcan NRTE has two reactors. The first was operational from 1965 to 1987 and the second was shut down in 2015.
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