Dounreay Foreshore Particle Finds 2021 - Latest Particle Find 19th November
1st December 2021
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.
To read more about the particles go HERE
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dounreay have updated their procurement requirements list. Opportunities Commercial pipelines provide a forward look at potential commercial activity within a department.
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'.
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.
This is the latest iteration of the Mission Progress Report (MPR) which focuses on the key themes that form the milestones by which we will deliver our mission across our nuclear sites. In this report, our progress and goals have been aligned with those in our latest Strategy, published in March 2021, allowing for a more consistent approach to presenting our decommissioning mission.
DSRL is funding research through the University of the Highlands and Islands for a critical PhD project to model the behaviour of legacy radioactive particles in the marine environment at Dounreay. An important part of the work to close down Dounreay is to address the legacy of the radioactive particles that wash up on the beaches next to the site.