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UK nuclear regulator issues Improvement Notice to Dounreay after October fire 19 December 2014

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has served Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) with an Improvement Notice as a result of a fire at the sodium tank farm of the Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) at its Caithness site in October 2014. No personnel were injured as a result of the fire which broke out in the early hours of the morning on 7 October 2014....

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UK completes two new nuclear waste facilities 22 May 2014

Two new radioactive waste facilities have opened in the UK. The first two vaults for the disposal of low-level waste have been completed at Dounreay in northern Scotland, while the first intermediate-level waste has been put into a new interim storage facility at Berkeley in Gloucestershire....

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Dounreay nuclear hazard neutralised 10 April 2012

On April 6, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced that the last of 57,000 litres of liquid metal have been removed from the main cooling circuit of the experimental fast breeder reactor at the Dounreay nuclear power station in Caithness, Northern Scotland. ...

£20m 'Swiss army knife' will harvest nuclear material 18 July 2011

It’s been dubbed the most sophisticated Swiss army knife ever built. A 16-piece tool designed to reach deep inside one of Britain’s earliest atomic experiments and harvest the nuclear material that once promised to revolutionise how the nation generated its electricity....

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Major hazard shrinks 20 million becquerels a second 12 July 2011

“Significant progress” has been made to destroy one of the most hazardous legacies of Britain’s nuclear research programme from the 20th century, according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority....