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Dounreay Stakeholder Group

www.dounreaystakeholdergroup.org

From April 1, 2005, the responsibility for decommissioning Dounreay and other civil nuclear sites rests with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The decommissioning work at Dounreay will continue to be managed by UKAEA under contract to NDA in accordance with work plans developed by the contractor and agreed with the NDA. At some point in the future, the management of this work will be completed.

A new forum has been set up to give the community a greater say in these decisions. Over 20 different organisations representing every aspect of community life were invited to attend an inaugural meeting to form the Dounreay Stakeholder Group.

the Stakeholder web site is regualry updated with minutes and agendas and other relevant information

Telephone
01847 806082

E-mail
june.love@ukaea.org.uk

Postal Address
Dounreay Stakeholder Group
Dounreay****
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7TZ

Contact
June Love



News for Dounreay Stakeholder Group

Up To 200 Jobs To Go At DounreayThumbnail for article : Up To 200 Jobs To Go At Dounreay
The clean-up of the nuclear estate is a key priority for both the Scottish and United Kingdom governments.   Dounreay's decommissioning is well established with the site due to reach an interim end state by the early 2030s.  
Dounreay's High Street MakeoverThumbnail for article : Dounreay's High Street Makeover
A major upgrade and expansion of Dounreay's Thurso town centre office has been completed.   David Flear, Chair of Dounreay Stakeholder Group, officially reopened the building which sits at the entrance to the high street and has been the site's public information office for almost a decade.  
First Cut Out Of Reactor Pond Wall At DounreayThumbnail for article : First Cut Out Of Reactor Pond Wall At Dounreay
The first block of concrete has been removed from the structure of one of Dounreay's cooling ponds - representing a major first step in demolishing the redundant giant chamber.   The pond is one of two concrete pits, six metres deep, which was used to store spent fuel from the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR).  
Doors Open At Unique Nuclear ArchiveThumbnail for article : Doors Open At Unique Nuclear Archive
A unique new archive, funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, has opened its doors to the public for the first time, bringing together historical nuclear records from all over the UK.   Speaking today at the Nucleus (Nuclear and Caithness Archive) in Wick, NDA chairman Stephen Henwood, said:Today we see a new chapter in the important role Caithness has played in the UK's nuclear history.  
Dounreay meets target for liquid hazard reductionThumbnail for article : Dounreay meets target for liquid hazard reduction
The last of the higher activity liquid waste produced during Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) fuel reprocessing has been made safe for future generations.  It is an important milestone in the immobilisation of the historic liquid waste, known as raffinate, created from reprocessing undertaken during the operation of Dounreay's three reactors.  
New camera provides clear images of bowels of reactorThumbnail for article : New camera provides clear images of bowels of reactor
An off the shelf CCTV camera is providing crystal clear images from the depths of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR).   Fifty years on from the construction of PFR, the reactor decommissioning team is viewing footage that will enable it to pull apart the innards of the second and last fast reactor to be built in the UK.  
14/11/2013
Feedback sought on updated planning framework for DounreayThumbnail for article : Feedback sought on updated planning framework for Dounreay
Tomorrow (15 November 2013) The Highland Council launches a public consultation on the Dounreay Planning Framework 2: Draft Supplementary Guidance.   The Highland Council approved the existing Dounreay Planning Framework in January 2006, as a land use development brief against which to regulate and control future decommissioning and restoration works proposed at the former nuclear power research site at Dounreay, near Thurso in Caithness.  
Change of name for Dounreay Parent Body OrganisationThumbnail for article : Change of name for Dounreay Parent Body Organisation
Dounreay’s parent body organisation – the consortium of international companies that owns and manages DSRL – is getting a new name.   From October 28, the Babcock Dounreay Partnership will be known as the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership.  
Wick To Receive Huge Volume Of Nuclear Records At New Archive Centre By 2016Thumbnail for article : Wick To  Receive Huge Volume Of Nuclear Records At New Archive Centre By 2016
Dounreay's huge collection of historic documents will be among the first items to be stored in the new archive to be built in Caithness.   The National Nuclear Archive is due to be open for business by 2016, said NDA's director for Dounreay, Nigel Lowe.  
NDA publishes 2013-16 Business PlanThumbnail for article : NDA publishes 2013-16 Business Plan
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has this week published its 2013-16 Business Plan which sets out its delivery priorities for the period as it continues to focus on accelerating hazard reduction across its 19-site estate.   The focus at Sellafield will remain on driving forward further progress across the site including a programme of major projects required to decommission the high hazard legacy ponds and silos, while also working towards the completion of the contracts at both the Magnox and Thorp reprocessing plants by the end of the decade.  

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