Cleaning up the former nuclear power site at Dounreay and its surrounding area could become quicker and cheaper following a breakthrough by scientists.
Highland Council has backed a bid for a prototype fusion power plant to be sited in Caithness which could create hundreds of jobs for the area and provide “transformational” opportunities.
Hundreds of jobs at Dounreay have been safeguarded following the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) announcement it will take over the Caithness plant.
The operator of the Dounreay nuclear plant is offering up £100,000 to assist local businesses to reopen as the lockdown eases.
Doubts are being cast on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) target of having Dounreay’s disappearance completed by 2033.
A total of £1 million is being squirrelled away by Dounreay’s operators to help cover the cost of the recent spate of early leaving packages taken by employees.
Dounreay’s operators have been rapped after a radioactive leak from the Caithness site.
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Half the remaining radioactive fuel elements jammed inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) have now been removed.
Work is to restart on preparations to empty Dounreay’s notorious underground radioactive nuclear dump.
Highland councillors will convene today for a special meeting to discuss three energy infrastructure developments of national importance proposed for the region.
Workers were evacuated from a high-security plant at Dounreay after radioactive contamination was detected there, it has emerged.
Nearly half of a fund run by Dounreay’s operators to help the far north weather the terminal rundown of the nuclear plant went unspent last year.
“Poaching” of skilled workers from Caithness-based firms to work at Dounreay is threatening to derail efforts to regenerate the local economy, it has being claimed.
A new multi-million funding pledge to upgrade a Highland harbour near the Dounreay nuclear site could bring a profits windfall to the area.
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A proposal that Highland Council should join the Nuclear-Free Local Authorities (NFLA) group set tempers and emotions running at fever pitch yesterday.
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The Dounreay nuclear site has been closed due to extremely high winds, according to a spokeswoman.
The last reported flight taking high-grade nuclear material from Dounreay in Caithnesss has taken place.
The £20 million nuclear archive in Caithness has won a national architecture prize.
A safety framework contract for the Dounrey nuclear site has been handed to Glasgow-based firm, Altran.
Wood has won a £3million contract to help deliver Europe’s “most complex” nuclear site closure.
The far north is gradually weaning itself off its long-time dependence on Dounreay, according to a jobs creation thinktank.