The decision to delay the start to the clean-up of Vulcan until 2026 has created a mini jobs boom at the Ministry of Defence site, near Reay. Twenty new jobs have been created by site contractor Rolls-Royce since the start of the year and others are in the pipeline. It follows the extension of the firm’s contract to run the plant, which had been scheduled to end next March. Work to start on the decontamination and dismantling of the long-time nuclear submarine support base has been put back until early 2026. That is to allow extra time to remove the stockpile of radioactive fuel used in Vulcan’s reactor. A Rolls-Royce spokesperson said: “As a result of the announcement of the site extension to 2025, we have had a targeted recruitment campaign and have successfully employed 20 permanent positions.
John O’Groat Journal 18th May 2022 read more »