THIRTEEN years without a lost time accident has not been down to being lucky as a Dounreay clean-up team celebrate a major milestone. The Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) has just celebrated a record 4748 days of safe working without a lost time accident. The dome-shaped fast reactor, the first in the world to provide electricity to a national grid, is in the midst of a £250 million programme which should see it levelled by the late 2020s. Although there is no single factor contributing to the safety record, the DFR team believe that their open reporting culture is a major contributor. The team has become adept at identifying and learning from issues before they become significant.
John O Groat Journal 21st Feb 2016 read more »
A County Antrim manufacturing firm has plans for 80 new jobs due to business growth, including a multi-million pound contract at a nuclear power plant. Toomebridge-based Creagh Concrete said 50 of the posts will be in Northern Ireland, with the rest in Edinburgh. The firm has just won a £27m contract to supply concrete containers for use in the decommissioning of Dounreay nuclear power station in Scotland. Up to 6,000 of its containers will be used to store “low grade waste”.
BBC 23rd Feb 2016 read more »