A national archive for the civil nuclear industry has opened on the north coast of mainland Scotland. More than 70 years’ worth of information and up to 30 million digital records are to be stored at Nucleus in Wick, Caithness. They include papers, photographs and plans from nearby Dounreay, as well as Harwell in Oxfordshire, Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia and Sellafield in Cumbria. Nucleus will also store local archives dating back to the 16th Century. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has had the facility cons tructed at a former RAF site. Many of the documents, photographs and technical drawings relate to Dounreay, an experimental nuclear power complex 30 miles (48km) away from Wick. Built in the 1950s, Dounreay is now in the process of being decommissioned and the site cleaned up.
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