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Dounreay and Magnox


Community representatives are working to ensure Dounreay workers and the far north do not lose out in the latest major organisational shake-up proposed for the site.


The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which now directly runs the Caithness plant, intends to merge it with its cluster of former Magnox reactors.


This would involve the Dounreay business and its staff moving over to Magnox and would signal the demise of Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL).


Struan Mackie, who chairs Dounreay Stakeholder Group (DSG), said at Tuesday's meeting that he believed the changes could work in favour of the far north.


He said he and fellow members of the site's community liaison will be pressing to ensure there are no downsides.


Mr Mackie said that after the NDA took over the running of Dounreay from the Babock-led CDP in March, DSRL – the wholly owned subsidiary of the consortium – was operating on borrowed time.


"It was probably the worst kept secret in the nuclear industry that some form of merger involving Dounreay was always going to take place," said Mr Mackie. Read the full article here: https://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/nuclear-merger-could-see-end-of-dounreay-site-restoration-lt-255564/