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D1251 cell doors timelapse

Time lapse photography, taken by photographer Chris Gregory, showing the removal of two 26-tonne cell doors from the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor complex, which is scheduled for demolition at the end of 2013.

(2min 09sec) 21 August 2013

Decommissioning

The Breeder that Electrified Britain
The Breeder that Electrified Britain
It was the reactor that could harvest plutonium and herald a new fleet of power stations to regenerate Britain after the war. Today, the nuclear material made inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor is being packaged up and made ready for its return to national stocks.
(6min 15sec) 16 June 2011

Uranium plant comes apart
Uranium plant comes apart
Decommissioning the chemical plants that supplied British scientists and their allies with highly enriched uranium for research
(6min 17sec) 01 December 2010

Pulsed Column Lab
Pulsed Column Lab
Taking apart the Pulsed Column Lab
(4min 08sec) 26 June 2010

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Demolition

D1251 cell doors timelapse
D1251 cell doors timelapse
Time lapse photography, taken by photographer Chris Gregory, showing the removal of two 26-tonne cell doors from the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor complex, which is scheduled for demolition at the end of 2013.
(2min 09sec) 21 August 2013

DFR lead baths removal
DFR lead baths removal
In June 2013 three lead baths weighing between twenty-one and twenty-eight tonnes each were hoisted out of the redundant Dounreay Fast Reactor. Stripping out the old lead baths has been a challenging legacy faced by both the DFR project team and Dounreay’s waste directorate as decommissioning the fifty year old plant progresses. Purpose designed and built lifting frames fabricated and installed by Gow’s Lybster Ltd were used to remove the large cast iron lead giants. They were then lifted as single units by DFR’s Butters crane.
(3min 37sec) 21 August 2013

D1251 cell doors timelapse
D1251 cell doors timelapse
Time lapse photography, taken by photographer Chris Gregory, showing the removal of two 26-tonne cell doors from the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor complex, which is scheduled for demolition at the end of 2013.
(2min 09sec) 24 July 2013

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General Site

Naturally Dounreay
Naturally Dounreay
A short film taken by Chris Gregory inside Dounreay for the site licence company, showing how nature has adapted to the construction, operation and now demolition of the fast reactor research establishment on Scotland's north coast. Soundtrack by Melvich Gaelic Choir and Atomic Piseag.
(0min 00sec) 07 June 2012

Dounreay - At the Cutting Edge of Nuclear Clean Up
Dounreay - At the Cutting Edge of Nuclear Clean Up
Richard Lochhead MSP, Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, speaking at the signing of the Dounreay site closure contract with Babcock, CH2MHILL and URS on April 2, 2012
(6min 17sec) 29 May 2012

Dounreay - the passion of URS
Dounreay - the passion of URS
Steve Picollo, senior executive vice-president of URS, at the site closure contract signing ceremony with Babcock International, CH2MHILL and URS on April 2, 2012
(3min 26sec) 21 May 2012

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Historical

Mightier than the Sword
Mightier than the Sword
This short film, commissioned by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, is the story of the people who worked behind the scenes at Dounreay, supporting the scientists and engineers. It focuses on the two-year courses provided by the UKAEA for young men and women, training them for secretarial and clerical posts at the nuclear research facility.
(5min 39sec) 21 August 2013

I work at Dounreay
I work at Dounreay
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority produced this film in the early 1980s as part of their recruitment drive to persuade young scientists and engineers to choose Dounreay as a career move. Seven young people, metallurgists, scientific officers, chemical engineers and physicists carrying out research and development, speak about their jobs and about living in the wider community.
(19min 44sec) 21 August 2013

Fast Reactors - The Caithness Dimension
Fast Reactors - The Caithness Dimension
This film, produced by AEA Technology in 1994, looks back on the history of the fast reactor development programme at Dounreay.
(0min 00sec) 15 February 2013

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Particles

Seabed clean-up at Dounreay (2010)
Seabed clean-up at Dounreay (2010)
A team of 22 work around the clock to clean up radioactive pollution from the seabed near the redundant nuclear site at Dounreay during summer 2010.
(7min 39sec) 19 January 2011

Recovery of particles from the seabed at Dounreay
Recovery of particles from the seabed at Dounreay
Detection, retrieval and monitoring of an offshore particle
(11min 39sec) 18 February 2010

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Waste

Hydraulic isolation of the Dounreay shaft
Hydraulic isolation of the Dounreay shaft
Hydraulic isolation of the Dounreay shaft
(7min 36sec) 21 May 2010

Going Underground at Dounreay
Going Underground at Dounreay
Going Underground at Dounreay
(3min 57sec) 20 April 2010

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