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With UK terror threat raised, decommissioning continues as normal at Dounreay nuclear site

Decommissioning continues as normal at Dounreay under heightened response rate, John O’Groat Journal, 26 May 17,   DOUNREAY said decommissioning work is continuing as normal as the UK terror threat level has been raised to critical.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday night the threat level was raised from severe to critical, the highest possible level after the Manchester Arena bombing on Monday night.

Critical level means an attack is expected imminently in the UK.

A spokeswoman at Dounreay has announced the site is operating at a heightened response rate but work continues as normal.

She said: “Security at Dounreay and other sites owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is kept under continuous review.

“The site is continuing to operate at a “heightened” response state and decommissioning work is continuing as normal….http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/News/Decommissioning-continues-as-normal-at-Dounreay-under-heightened-response-rate-24052017.htm

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May 27, 2017 - Posted by | decommission reactor, safety, UK

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