Dounreay Stakeholder Group
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
Dounreay Stakeholder Group
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Three long-serving NDA group employees have been awarded honours by Her Majesty The Queen in the Platinum Jubilee Honours List for services to the nuclear industry and their local communities. Cath Giel, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Director at the LLW Repository Site in Cumbria until her retirement earlier this year, was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
A celebration of innovation at Dounreay held recently, recognising how innovation is part of everything they do at the site to achieve our mission. On the day, we celebrated the many successes we have achieved in our approach to decommissioning.
Two large redundant items that were removed from Dounreay's facilities have now left the site for disposal or diversion, opening up new waste routes. Dounreay in partnership with Nuclear Waste Services and its contractor Cyclife first trialled an alternative treatment option for the site's metallic waste in 2019, when 66 tonnes of redundant metal equipment were sent to Cyclife's specialist facility for recycling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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