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Robot Goes Underground At DounreayThumbnail for article : Robot Goes Underground At Dounreay
A robot has successfully surveyed an underground radioactive ventilation duct in Dounreay's redundant laboratories.   Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) and the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear (RAIN) Hub are working together to develop a robot capable of accessing areas that are inaccessible or unsafe for humans to work in.  
The NDA Group Sustainability Strategy 2022Thumbnail for article : The NDA Group Sustainability Strategy 2022
This strategy sets out the NDA group's five-year path to becoming a leader in sustainability.   Transforming nuclear legacies into sustainable opportunities is the focus of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group's new Sustainability Strategy 2022.  
NDA Group Gender Pay Gap Report: 2020 To 2021
This report published on 28 March 2022 summarises the gender pay gap for the NDA group as a whole.  Within the individual organisations that make up the group: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Sellafield Limited Magnox Limited Dounreay Site Restoration Limited Low Level Waste Repository Limited Radioactive Waste Management Limited International Nuclear Services Limited Direct Rail Services Limited.  
Evolution Of Fire And Rescue Services In ScotlandThumbnail for article : Evolution Of Fire And Rescue Services In Scotland
Framework to reduce harm for Scottish communities.   Improving safety for Scottish communities is at the heart of a new Framework for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).  
Vulcan Nuclear Decommissioning May Be Taken Over By NDAThumbnail for article : Vulcan Nuclear Decommissioning May Be Taken Over By NDA
A new approach to decommissioning the Vulcan nuclear site next door to Dounreay by the Ministry of Defence has been been indicated.   It was confirmed at Wednesday's meeting of Dounreay Stakeholder Group (DSG) that the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency was being considered to take over the work.  
Dounreay Foreshore Particle Finds LatestThumbnail for article : Dounreay Foreshore Particle Finds Latest
The details of particle finds on Dounreay foreshore has been updated.   See full details at - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radioactive-particles-in-the-environment-around-dounreay/dounreay-foreshore-particle-finds-2021.  
Dounreay Foreshore Particle Latest FindsThumbnail for article : Dounreay Foreshore Particle Latest Finds
Particles are fragments of irradiated nuclear fuel discharged to sea as a result of historic practices in reprocessing.   Used fuel from the reactors on site and other research reactors in Britain and abroad was recycled in the site's reprocessing facilities.  
Procurement At Dounreay - Updated Procurement Opportunities
Information about how to work with Dounreay as a supplier was updated on 15th February 2022.   Businesses can check it all out HERE .  
Lifting The Lid On The Dismantling Of Dounreay's Material Test ReactorThumbnail for article : Lifting The Lid On The Dismantling Of Dounreay's Material Test Reactor
Original internal steelwork is being stripped out of the Dounreay Material Test Reactor (DMTR) as it continues preparations for a major skyline change.   Original internal steelwork is being stripped out of the Dounreay Material Test Reactor (DMTR) as it continues preparations for a major skyline change.  
The NDA Group Apprentices Helping To Build The Future With New Apprentice ProgrammeThumbnail for article : The NDA Group Apprentices Helping To Build The Future With New Apprentice Programme
Over 700 apprentices who are currently training within NDA group businesses across the UK.   Our apprentices are contributing to one of the most important environmental clean-up programmes in the world, and during the week we'll be sharing their stories.  
Waste Metrics Dashboard For Nuclear Industry Including Dounreay - Lots Of Detailed GraphsThumbnail for article : Waste Metrics Dashboard For Nuclear Industry Including Dounreay - Lots Of Detailed Graphs
The National Waste Programme publishes a range of waste metrics to track progress and ensure that expected programme benefits are being delivered.   The metrics demonstrate: the successful diversion of waste away from disposal to the LLW Repository the optimal use of key national assets, such as the LLWR Site and waste treatment facilities the safety and environmental performance of the National Programme.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2022 To 2025 For Consultation - Closes 31st JanuaryThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2022 To 2025 For Consultation - Closes 31st January
The Draft Business Plan sets out what the main activities will be to advance our important clean-up and decommissioning work over the next 3 years, and what funding will be available for them.  It also highlights some of the other essential work to enable us to carry out our mission-critical activities.  
Latest Radio-active Particle finds At DounreayThumbnail for article : Latest Radio-active Particle finds At Dounreay
Glossary of terms Term Explanation ID number Unique reference number given to each particle Date Date on which the particle was found Easting East co-ordinate of particle find in UK national grid Northing North co-ordinate of particle find in UK national grid Depth Approximate depth in centimetres at which the particle was located.   Cs137 Bq Content of Caesium 137 activity in the particle, measured in becquerels.  
NDA Group Extends Partnership To Inspire Young Nuclear ProfessionalsThumbnail for article : NDA Group Extends Partnership To Inspire Young Nuclear Professionals
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has today announced a two-year extension to its ground-breaking industrial partnership aimed at inspiring and supporting young people in the nuclear industry.   Chief Executive, David Peattie, announced that the NDA's partnership with the Nuclear Institute’s (NI) Young Generation Network (YGN) would continue for another two years following a hugely successful first year of collaboration and support.  
Rope Access Experts Carry Out Rock Maintenance Work At Dounreay Waste VaultsThumbnail for article : Rope Access Experts Carry Out Rock Maintenance Work At Dounreay Waste Vaults
Rope access experts have been abseiling down 20 metre high rock walls around Dounreay's low level radioactive waste vaults, carrying out rock face maintenance and stabilisation work.   Dounreay operates facilities for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste adjacent to the nuclear licensed site.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2022 to 2025 for consultationThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2022 to 2025 for consultation
Summary The NDA Draft Business Plan sets out key activities and expected progress for all 17 of the NDA's nuclear sites over the next 3 years.   This consultation closes at 4pm on 31 January 2022 Consultation description The Draft Business Plan sets out what the main activities will be to advance our important clean-up and decommissioning work over the next 3 years, and what funding will be available for them.  
Procurement at Dounreay
Dounreay have updated their procurement requirements list.   Opportunities Commercial pipelines provide a forward look at potential commercial activity within a department.  
Dounreay Foreshore Particle Finds 2021 - Latest Particle Find 19th NovemberThumbnail for article : Dounreay Foreshore Particle Finds 2021 - Latest Particle Find 19th November
DSRL have updated the information about particle finds on the foreshore at Dounreay to include the latest find on 19th November 2021.   An important part of the work to close down Dounreay is to address the legacy of radioactive particles in the marine environment around the site.  
Radioactive And Nuclear Substances And Waste - Update Geological Disposal: Scrutiny Of Rwm's WorkThumbnail for article : Radioactive And Nuclear Substances And Waste - Update Geological Disposal: Scrutiny Of Rwm's Work
Environment Agency and Office for Nuclear Regulation report on their scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management's (RWM) work to develop geological disposal.   Updated 29 November 2021 - Change made: Added ‘Scrutiny of RWM's work on geological disposal - annual report 2020 to 2021'.  
Dounreay Collaborates With University To Inspire A Culture Of InnovationThumbnail for article : Dounreay Collaborates With University To Inspire A Culture Of Innovation
DSRL, the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) have collaborated to develop an innovation workshop for some of Dounreay's future talent.   Dounreay was a former nuclear research centre for 50 years, and now wishes to trial innovative ideas as it decommissions, by challenging conventional methods and bringing in ideas from other industries.