MORE than 350 radioactive particles have been recovered from the seabed off Dounreay in the past nine weeks, with 38 said to be large enough to pose a significant health risk.
ALMOST 300 radioactive particles have been collected from the seabed off Dounreay since an underwater robot started an intensive search two months ago.
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FOR more than half a century the Dounreay dome has stood as a symbol of the impact the nuclear industry has had on the far north of Scotland.
OPERATORS of a former nuclear power plant will be reported to prosecutors over an incident in which staff were exposed to elevated radiation doses, safety chiefs said today.
THE operators of the Dounreay nuclear complex could face prosecution after a group of workers were affected by radiation.
A SAFE haven for a rare species has been created in the heart of one of Scotland's biggest demolition sites.
A ROBOT the size of a small bulldozer is to sieve through the seabed off Dounreay to collect radioactive particles that have caused concern for more than quarter of a century.
THE Dounreay nuclear complex is disappearing at a rate of 100 sq ft – equivalent to a room – every day, new figures have revealed.
FIRMS bidding for the contact to clean up the Dounreay nuclear site have been told the budget will be capped at £150 million a year for a planned 15 years.
DOUNREAY workers are today expected to question the head of the agency charged with cleaning up the nuclear power station site amid fears that future budgets may be cut.
A BAN on seafood coming from an area near the Dounreay nuclear site is to stay in place, following a Food Standards Agency review.
A ROBOTIC "worm" is providing information from underground to experts cleaning up the Dounreay nuclear plant.
A COLLECTION of buildings on the edge of the Dounreay nuclear site is set to be demolished as part of the £2.9 billion decommissioning of the site.
PEOPLE living near the Dounreay nuclear plant say they will fight plans for a waste dump close to their homes, despite the scheme winning the conditional backing of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
THE leader of one of North America's most successful economic development programmes is helping to devise a way forward for the Highland economy post-Dounreay.
THE cost of maintaining the Dounreay nuclear plant since 2000 has climbed above £1 billion.
A DESIGN consultant has been asked to decide what Dounreay's legacy should be after half a century in the far north of Scotland.
THE cost to taxpayers of cleaning up the Dounreay nuclear plant has soared by more than £600 million and could become even more expensive, it has been revealed.
DOUNREAY'S operators are to open a new office in Thurso to help explain the multi-million pound clean-up and closure of the nuclear site to the public.
A £25 MILLION plan to use robots to clean up the worst of the radioactive particles from the seabed near Dounreay was unveiled yesterday amid claims such measures were long overdue.
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