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Fault with Dounreay site alert system

May 19, 2012

At 0735hrs this morning, Saturday May 19th, the Dounreay site alert activated for a period of 20 - 30 seconds.

Initial investigations have identified a fault with an alarm system narrowed down to a specific area of site and further testing is being carried out.

As a precautionary measure all radiological high hazard work has been temporarily suspended while investigations continue.

Site personnel and near neighbours have been notified and updated.

A Dounreay investigation into the cause of the fault will be launched.


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