Dounreay recycles metal waste from nuclear site

The trial confirmed recycling opportunities could exist for other waste metal items

Transfer of highly enriched uranium from UK to US complete

It will be down-blended to be used as fuel in civil nuclear reactors

Dounreay nuclear site
Wood wins decommissioning contract at Dounreay nuclear site

The firm will work for at least seven years to close down the old nuclear reactors at the Scottish site

Scottish £5m harbour upgrade to boost capacity for oil and gas vessels

The project is expected to create up to 50 new jobs and support the oil and gas and renewables industry

Dounreay nuclear site awards £22m waste storage contract

The Caithness plant is Scotland’s largest nuclear decommissioning project

Contract worth up to £15m awarded for Dounreay nuclear site clean-up

Cavendish Nuclear has been chosen to develop the Design and Engineering Services Framework

Work starts on making radioactive liquid at Dounreay safer

The liquid is being turned into a solid by mixing it with cement, ash and lime, with more than 30 drums to be initially filled with the waste

Scottish Government raises safety concerns at Dounreay nuclear site

Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has raised concerns over the decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear site. In a letter to Energy and Industry Minister Richard Harrington, she calls for “urgent action” to address a number of “environmental failings as well as safety concerns related to site management”. Last year, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency also […]

Last load of Scottish nuclear waste arrives in Belgium

A final load of nuclear waste from the experimental Dounreay power plant in Scotland has arrived in Belgium. It’s the twenty-first such set of spent nuclear fuel and it arrived on Boxing Day, according to Belgium’s nuclear regulator, FANC. A shipping container holding three barrels of nuclear waste encased in cement was put into storage in Dessel, at […]

Rig evacuates as radioactive ship goes adrift

Oil workers were evacuated from their North Sea rig last night when a ship carrying radioactive waste went adrift. A fire in one of two funnels on the vessel Parida meant the crew lost control of the ship. Though the fire was extinguished, the crew could not regain power. The Beatrice rig’s 52 workers were bailed […]